A STUDY TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INDICATORS WITHIN THE LANGAT BASIN ECOSYSTEM

  • Jamal Hisham Hashim Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Ruzita Shariff Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Dayang Aminah Ali Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Mohd Hasni Jaafar Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Mazlin Mokhtar Institute for Enviromnent and Development (LESTARI) UKM

Abstract

Indicators, whether referred to as ecological, biological or environmental, help us in assessing environmental conditions. Hypothetically, joint influences are predicted of the parameters associated with the number of water­borne, food-borne and vector-borne cases in study areas. Regression analysis of the dependent variables in water-borne diseases such as Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery, and Hepatitis indicated that the total coliform, fecal coliform, residual chlorine, mean monthly rainfall and temperature influence almost half of the cases in the District of Seremban. Thus, coordinated monitoring of physical, chemical and biological parameters is needed to continue to build databases and to develop models integrating environmental and social conditions, consequences and costs.

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Published
2002-09-01
How to Cite
Jamal Hisham Hashim, Ruzita Shariff, Dayang Aminah Ali, Mohd Hasni Jaafar, & Mazlin Mokhtar. (2002). A STUDY TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INDICATORS WITHIN THE LANGAT BASIN ECOSYSTEM . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2(2), 36-42. Retrieved from https://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/1243
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