Ch 16: Environmental Health Basics

About This Chapter

Environmental health is a major aspect of the study of health issues, and this chapter provides lessons that can help you further understand the impact of the environment on human health. Use these lessons to support your study of these topics so you can be better prepared for tests and quizzes, class discussions or research projects.

Environmental Health Basics - Chapter Summary

Our surroundings have as much of an impact on our health as what we eat and how we treat our bodies through physical fitness and activities. The lessons in this chapter will help you to better understand environmental health threats and disease-causing agents found in the environment. Watch short, engaging videos and answer self-assessment questions to get the most out of these lessons. When you're done, you will have learned about:

  • The four types of environmental hazards
  • Assessments of environmental health risks
  • What epidemiology and toxicology mean
  • Types of disease-causing agents, such as bacteria and viruses
  • The susceptibility of children to environmental toxicants

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