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Cities, biodiversity and health: we need healthy urban microbiome initiatives

Flies, EJ ORCID: 0000-0002-1013-0330, Skelly, C, Lovell, R, Breed, MF, Phillips, D and Weinstein, P 2018 , 'Cities, biodiversity and health: we need healthy urban microbiome initiatives' , Cities & Health , doi:

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Current evidence suggests that biodiverse environmental microbiomes contribute positively to human health and could account for known associations between urban green space and improved health. We summarise the state of knowledge that could inform the development of healthy urban microbiome initiatives (HUMI) to re-connect urban populations to biodiverse microbial communities.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Flies, EJ and Skelly, C and Lovell, R and Breed, MF and Phillips, D and Weinstein, P
Keywords: biodiversity, health, urban green space, healthy urban microbiomes
Journal or Publication Title: Cities & Health
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISSN: 2374-8834
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Copyright 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Cities & Health on 29/11/2018, available online:

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