Last edited 17 Sep 2019

Health in the built environment

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The term ‘health’ has evolved over time from referring simply to the body's ability to function, to include physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Health typically relates to the health of people, but it can also refer to the health of animals, an ecosystem, the economy, businesses and so on, describing in very general terms its condition.

In the built environment, health can refer to:

The health of construction workers and building users includes issues such as: