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

Emily Flies, Chris Skelly, Rebecca Lovell, Martin F. Breed, David Phillips, Philip Weinstein

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalCities & Health
Issue number2
Early online date29 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • health
  • urban
  • microbiomes
  • Health


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