research, from an environmental health perspective, is the study
aspects of human health and disease that are determined by factors
in the environment. Researchers in this field also develop the
theory and practice of assessing and controlling factors in the
can potentially affect health.
health includes both the direct pathological effects of chemicals,
radiation and some biological agents, and
the effects (often
indirect) on health and well being of the broad physical, psychological,
social and aesthetic environment which includes housing, urban
development, land use and transport. Nutrition, pollution, waste
control and public health are related concerns. World
Health Organization definition of environmental health.
of a whole population is measured, these become economic and
political concerns. Increasingly wellness concerns
are affecting fiscal policy and prompting some advocates to call
for monetary reform (to end systematic pollution credit, governments
actually paying to create human health harms).
numerous health hazards that can affect people in their natural
environment. Examples of environmental health hazards addressed
in this curriculum are:
• Air pollution
• Genetically modified food
• Industrial chemicals
For an additional list of environmental health hazards from Wikipedia.