Broadly, environmental health describes how your immediate environment affects your health. For those concerned with public health issues, this includes such divers subjects as food, water and air pollution.
For the individual, it has more to do with the air you breath and the level of stress caused by noise or other environmental-based effects. Food and water are important too, but as an individual you have more control over what you eat and drink, so these types of issues are dealt with separately on this site.
Environmental health, as far as this site is concerned, deals primarily with air quality, and usually indoor air quality. This includes factors such as dust, mold, pollution and chemical contamination released from synthetic and composite materials.
Bad indoor air quality is more or less the definition of a sick building.
- Wikipedia on Environmental Health
- Environmental Health and Toxicology SIS
- Health – EU (Environmental Health)
- ToxSeek searchable database for environmental health and toxicology