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Knowledge for action: Jointreflection on environment & health-data


Hans Keune ,

About Hans
Hans Keune is als onderzoeker verbonden aan de Faculteit Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen van de Universiteit van Antwerpen, vakgroep Sociologie, Gebouw M (De Meerminne), Sint-Jacobstraat 2, B – 2000 Antwerpen, België. Zijn belangrijkste werk betreft onderzoek voor het Steunpunt Milieu en Gezondheid. Tel. +32-3-2755538. E-mail:, internet: en
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Gudrun Koppen,

About Gudrun
Gudrun Koppen, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO).
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Karen van Kamperhout

About Karen
Karen van Kamperhout, Environment & Health, Flemish Government, Department of Environment, Nature and Energy.
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The Flemish Centre for Health and Environment, working directly for the Flemish government, investigates the relation between environmental pollution and human health by measuring pollutants and health effects in (over 4000) Flemish inhabitants. The big question is: What should be done with this vast amount of information? Medical, environmental and social experts and policy representatives developed an action-plan. At first this was thought of as a merely scientific quest: with the right group of experts the interpretation with regard to policy priorities will follow automatically. This was not the case though. The social scientists therefore introduced a jury that will give advice to the government.
How to Cite: Keune, H., Koppen, G. and van Kamperhout, K., 2007. Knowledge for action: Jointreflection on environment & health-data. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 16(1), pp.33–40. DOI:
Published on 29 Mar 2007.
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