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Basic Environmental Health$
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Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee Guidotti

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195135589

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 INTRODUCTION
Source:
Basic Environmental Health
Author(s):

Annalee Yassi

Tord Kjellström

Theo de Kok

Tee L. Guidotti

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0001

This introductory chapter presents an overview of macro-level influences on health. Topics discussed include birth, life, death, and the environment; historical perspective; basic requirements of a healthy environment; measuring environmental quality, human exposure, and health impact; patterns of illness throughout the world; impact of environmental factors on health; obstacles to and opportunities for resolving environmental health problems; and the role of the environmental health professional.

Keywords:   macro-level influences, healthy environment, environmental quality, health impact, human exposure, patterns of illness

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