Environmental health addresses the physical, toxicological, and microbiological factors present in the environment that affect human health. It also encompasses the related behaviours and is focused on disease prevention and creating healthy, sustainable environments.
Nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths can be attributed to environmental risk factors such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change and ultraviolet radiation (WHO 2016)
It has been estimated that 25 of the 30 extra years of life we've gained over the last 100 years are the result of environmental health measures like better nutrition, sanitation and housing (Novick, L. F. 2005).
Studying Environmental Health at Flinders University
Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are the unsung heroes. They work behind the scenes to protect the public, as we go about of daily lives.
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