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J Environ Sci Eng. 2005 Apr;47(2):91-102.

Is environmental degradation the root cause for communicable diseases in kerala? A case study.

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Principal Investigator (DST-SERC Project), Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram.


In Kerala (India), environmental degradation, consequent to urbanization, industrialization and skewed agricultural practices, is on the rise. The urban area has acute land and water pollution due to these activities. In Thiruvananthapuram district, especially in certain pockets of squalor and poor environmental quality, communicable diseases are being reported frequently. The present study aims to highlight the causes of environmental degradation which are directly related to the health issues of Thiruvananthapuram district. Based on this study some recommendations are also made for enhancing the environmental quality of the region.

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