Health risks caused by environmental factors are low in the United Arab Emirates, according to studies by UNC researchers.
UNC public health researchers are now working with the UAE to maintain the low risk level.
The approach could be one that is used in other quickly developing nations.
The UAE, located in the Middle East, has transformed from a country with a desert population to one with huge cities and modern businesses in the last 40 years.
The study was done with the problems of modernization in mind, such as air pollution or contamination of drinking water.
Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, UNC assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering, was chief investigator of the project.
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