The health of the population as a whole, especially as monitored, regulated, and promoted by the state: chlorine has been used to disinfect water supplies to protect public health [as modifier]: a public health risk
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- With most US residents spending 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor air pollution has a significant impact on public health.
- In the area of public health, government spending will actually decrease.
- Since 1998, pre-paid water meters have been outlawed in Britain as a threat to public health.
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