environmental health

GC: n

S: http://www.scidev.net/en/opinions/nanotech-for-clean-water-new-technology-new-rules-.html (last access: 6 March 2013); http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=12 (last access: 3 September 2014).

N: 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.

S: WHO – http://www.who.int/topics/environmental_health/en/ (last access: 3 September 2014)


CR: environment