An article posted by Anne Godfrey, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on 02 September 2016 – Follow the link
Environmental health has been defined in a 1999 document by the World Health Organization (WHO) as:
- Those aspects of the human health and disease that are determined by factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing and controlling factors in the environment that can potentially and affect health.
Environmental health as used by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, 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 cultural environment, which includes housing, urban development, land use and transport.
Reference: Novice, Robert (editor). “Overview of the environment and health in Europe in the 1990s” (PDF). World Health Organization.