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Title: A Community Guide to Environmental Health (English)
Date of publication: 2008
Description/subject: Summary: “Covers topics: community mobilization; water source protection, purification and borne diseases; sanitation; mosquito-borne diseases; deforestation and reforestation; farming; pesticides and toxics; solid waste and health care waste; harm from mining and oil extraction. Includes group activities and appropriate technology instructions.”..."...It is clear what it means to improve the health of a child or of a family. But how do you improve the health of the environment? When we talk about environmental health, we mean the way our health is affected by the world around us, and also how our activities affect the health of the world around us. If our food, water, and air are contaminated, they can make us sick. If we are not careful about how we use the air, water, and land, we can make ourselves and the world around us sick. By protecting our environment, we protect our health. Improving environmental health often begins when people notice that a health problem is affecting not just one person or group, but is a problem for the whole community. When a problem is shared, people are more likely to work together to bring about change..."...Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author/creator: Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hesperian Health Guides
Format/size: pdf (8MB - OBL version)
Alternate URLs: http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011