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What is Environmental Health?

February 20, 2021 4:36 am

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It is concerned with the promotion of health and the promotion of quality of life. There are many different aspects to the concept of environmental health, environmental toxicology, organic farming, food safety and sustainability. The focus is on how human well-being and environmental quality of life are intertwined and related, and what role these two play. Environmental health is an ever changing field of research. For more information on a BRC Audit to demonstrate that your business takes environmental health seriously, visit MQM, a provider of the BRC Audit.

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For example, according to some studies, environmental health may directly influence both morbidity and mortality, and environmental quality of life can affect both quality and morbidity. Studies have shown connections between exposure to air pollution, poor nutrition and immune function and increased incidence of many diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Studies have indicated links between air pollution and mental health, and there is some evidence that chemicals in food can affect our brains. This is further evidence that there is a strong link between the two.

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Global warming, sea level rise, and acidification are real threats to our health and environment. Many things can cause pollution such as vehicle exhausts, pesticides, solvents, lead in paint, mercury in fish, and others. The effects of many of these toxins are not yet understood, and prevention and reduction of exposure to these toxins are important to environmental health and quality of life.

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