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IEMA | EIA guidance for considering impacts on human health

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process to examine the likely significant effects of a project. ‘Human health’ is one of the topics that EIA is required to consider. These guides cover the consideration of health as a topic in environmental impact assessment (EIA), focusing on two key aspects of practice, namely, scoping and determining significance. These two areas were identified by practitioners as areas where existing guidance, for example for HIA, did not give sufficient detail for the consideration of health as part of an EIA.

In November 2022, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) published two new impact assessment guides: ‘Effective Scoping of Human Health in Environmental Impact Assessment’, and ‘Determining Significance For Human Health In Environmental Impact Assessment’.

Read through the guides by clicking through to the IEMA website below.

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