Why city life is unhealthy
Monday, January 20, 2014
The rapid increase in the number of urban inhabitants will be among the most important global health issues of the 21st century.
Urban living is becoming more predominant and city dwellers are facing many new health challenges.
Downside of urbanisation
Urbanisation is closely associated with the scarcity of clean water, excessive violence and traffic accidents as well as increased exposure to risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.