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The art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts, as opposed to the medical science of preventing disease, or the study of disease in an individual body.
"Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics."
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials - helps state & territorial public health agencies build their capacity to respond to environmental public health challenges. ASTHO provides resources & influences policymaking.
This book's aim is to bring together, in one volume, state-of-the-art information on a number of current environmental issues and challenges. ·
Essentials of Environmental Health by Robert H. Friis
Call Number: SCIENCE RA565 .F75 2012
Publication Date: 2010-12-07
Discussion of the history of environmental health, coverage of recent environmental controversies, such as use of bisphenol A in plastics. A clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: background of the field, environmental diseases.
Air, the Environment and Public Health by Anthony Kessel
Call Number: SCIENCE RA576 .K467 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-22
This book traces the theme of air and health from ancient civilizations onwards. The author explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health, and critically examines contemporary problems - conceptual, scientific, philosophical and ethical - in public health theory and practice.