“Environmental Health in Israel“ is the product of a fruitful collaboration between the Environment and Health Fund and the Ministry of Health, along with other government ministries, scientists and NGOs. This collaboration is made possible due to a shared commitment to improving the health of Israelis by reducing their exposure to environmental hazards.
The first edition of the report, "Environmental Health in Israel 2014", was a snapshot of the situation in Israel in 2014 with respect to data, monitoring, research and regulation, and presented the goals and challenges to be addressed in the upcoming years. The report also provided a reference point against which progress towards long term goals could be periodically assessed.
The second edition, “Environmental Health in Israel 2017,” updates the 2014 report, expanding to include several new chapters. Work on “Environmental Health in Israel 2017” was launched at a two-day workshop held in January 2017, in which discussion focused on the progress and the challenges since 2014, across thirteen environmental health topics. The workshop participants included representatives of seven government ministries, researchers from academia, scientists from NGOs and three invited international experts:
- Dr. Henry Falk, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Prof. Erik Lebret, Chief Science Officer, Integrated Risk Assessment, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
- Dr. Stan Meiburg, Former Acting Deputy Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency