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“… those aspects of human disease and injury that are determined or influenced by factors in the environment. This includes the study of both direct pathological effects of various chemical, physical, and biological agents, as well as the effects on health of the broad physical and social environment, which includes housing, urban development, land use and transportation, industry, and agriculture.”
Environmental health addresses all physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person and related factors affecting behaviors. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health.
The goals of environmental health are disease prevention and the creation of environments that support health.