Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241491
Title:
Medico-Social Research Board annual report 1979
Authors:
Medico-Social Research Board
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1979
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241491
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There has been a great increase in prosperity and an improvement in living standards since Ireland joined the European Economic Community in 1972. This has been a mixed blessing as far as health is concerned. With increasing purchasing power the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol has risen sharply which has resulted in a further increase in mortality and morbidity from lung cancer and chronic bronchitis and in alcohol-related problems and in admissions to our psychiatric hospitals for alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis. The number of motor cars has more than doubled which means that we are walking and cycling much less and we are moving towards a highly urbanised society. These changes have been very pleasant for those who enjoyed a rising standard of living and prosperity has reduced emigration so that the population has increased. Nevertheless, there are still many in Ireland suffering from a considerable degree of poverty, for example the itinerants and those living in some inner areas of our cities and also some of the aged. The annual increase in prosperity is probably coming to an end and we are faced with higher prices and lower purchasing power. We will also have to pay much more for our energy sources, oil and coal. Prosperity in Ireland has brought with it other problems, for example the hazards from the mining of lead and zinc and in factories dealing with potentially highly toxic agents, such as certain chemicals and asbestos, and now, quite possibly, the mining of uranium. As most diseases result from the way we lead our lives and from our occupations, it is of the greatest importance for the Medico-Social Research Board to study these changing factors in Irish life and to monitor the attendant risks to health.
Keywords:
MEDICAL RESEARCH; SOCIAL POLICY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04T21:13:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-04T21:13:48Z-
dc.date.issued1979-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/241491-
dc.descriptionThere has been a great increase in prosperity and an improvement in living standards since Ireland joined the European Economic Community in 1972. This has been a mixed blessing as far as health is concerned. With increasing purchasing power the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol has risen sharply which has resulted in a further increase in mortality and morbidity from lung cancer and chronic bronchitis and in alcohol-related problems and in admissions to our psychiatric hospitals for alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis. The number of motor cars has more than doubled which means that we are walking and cycling much less and we are moving towards a highly urbanised society. These changes have been very pleasant for those who enjoyed a rising standard of living and prosperity has reduced emigration so that the population has increased. Nevertheless, there are still many in Ireland suffering from a considerable degree of poverty, for example the itinerants and those living in some inner areas of our cities and also some of the aged. The annual increase in prosperity is probably coming to an end and we are faced with higher prices and lower purchasing power. We will also have to pay much more for our energy sources, oil and coal. Prosperity in Ireland has brought with it other problems, for example the hazards from the mining of lead and zinc and in factories dealing with potentially highly toxic agents, such as certain chemicals and asbestos, and now, quite possibly, the mining of uranium. As most diseases result from the way we lead our lives and from our occupations, it is of the greatest importance for the Medico-Social Research Board to study these changing factors in Irish life and to monitor the attendant risks to health.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen_GB
dc.titleMedico-Social Research Board annual report 1979en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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