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Environmental Health Sciences can be defined as the assessment, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical and biological hazards to protect public health. The sanitary revolution began in the late 1800s when it was determined that basic environmental sanitation and hygiene were necessary to prevent infectious diseases. Sewage disposal and water quality control were essential to prevent diseases like cholera.

Today environmental health science is concerned with more global issues due to expanding populations. Such problems are the pandemic flu and West Nile Virus. Global warming and ozone depletion are probably the two major global environmental health issues today, but yet the most controversial.

The ecological health scientist must be well prepared to evaluate such contentious matters as the ramifications affect public health.

With globalization and exponential advancement in technology, the environmental health scientist must have a broad knowledge of health sciences, not just sewage disposal and water quality control.

An advanced degree in public health (MPH) provides the necessary general background and specific environmental health science knowledge.

Environmental health scientists must also be prepared to work in a team environment with other health scientists and professionals. Problem-solving will require a team effort with: doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, epidemiologists, law enforcement, and city/county/state/government officials.

Technical knowledge is only one aspect of the experience needed; one must have a broad understanding of related subjects in health and environmental sciences.

The following subjects will provide essential public health knowledge as well as specific environmental health science knowledge:

environmental toxicology, public health, and policy, epidemiology, statistics, global infectious diseases, public health infrastructure, fundamentals of air/water/land pollution.

Source by Darin Cozatt


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