Environmental Health: Overview

Chapter

Abstract

  • © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Environmental health sciences is that discipline of public health that seeks to identify factors outside the body, which impact overall health, and then transmits that knowledge to the public and health-care workers to improve the health of the public. Environmental factors include not only food, water, and air, but also physical agents such as temperature and radiation, biologicals including bacteria and fungi, chemicals including PCBs and food coloring, and social agents such as violence and depression. Examining issues of susceptible populations via environmental justice and children's environmental health are specific foci.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128036785
  • Pubmed Id

  • 9014297
  • Start Page

  • 487
  • End Page

  • 498