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The percentage of total DALYs that are attributable to the environment. It represents burden of disease that could be avoided by modifying the environment. Modifiable environment includes: - Air, soil and water pollution with chemicals or biological agents - Ultraviolet and ionizing radiation - Built environment - Noise, electromagnetic fields - Occupational risks - Agricultural methods, irrigation schemes - Anthropogenic climate changes, ecosystem degradation - Individual behaviors related to the environment; such as hand-washing, food contamination with unsafe water or dirty hands.

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Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) emissions Exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisonings, female (deaths per 100,000 population) Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions, Kt

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