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Environmental Health

Environmental health is the branch of health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health. The term also encompasses the theory and practice of assessing and controlling factors in the environment that can potentially affect health.

Some common environmental health concerns include: air quality (including environmental tobacco smoke), climate change, disaster preparedness, food safety, hazardous materials management, lead poisoning, land use planning, wastewater treatment systems, medical waste management, noise pollution, occupational health, radiological health, drinking water, landfills, recycling, composting, toxic chemical exposure and vector control (i.e., the eradication or control of mammals, birds, insects, etc. which transmit disease pathogens).

Selected Library Resources on Environmental Health