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Michael Rommen
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Environmental Health Services (Overview)

Environmental health services aim to minimize pollution and other environmental factors that may threaten heath.


Michael Rommen
9 doctors shared insights

Environmental Health Services (Overview)

Environmental health services aim to minimize pollution and other environmental factors that may threaten heath.


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What is the value of studying microbiology in environmental health?

What is the value of studying microbiology in environmental health?

Cause of disease and: death. Microbes are an important cause of disease and death and are part of the environment. Influenza pandemics killed more people than world wars. Tuberculosis is part of the environment and a major cause of death in HIV patients. And more. ...Read more

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When does an environmental health officer carry out an inspection of food premises?

When does an environmental health officer carry out an inspection of food premises?

It depends: Public health agencies schedule routine inspections based on policy - usually annual. If an eating establishment has identified problems the inspections will be more frequent. ...Read more

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What is environmental health?

Day to day exposure: This is the study of the interaction between the environment and human health, particularly as it pertains to the effect of exposures (air, food, water) & our bodies. Unlike work-place exposures, toxins in the environment can be pervasive, with constant exposure at low levels affecting many. The young & old tend to be particularly susceptible. Examples of environmental toxins are lead & phthalate. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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I was just wondering how can I improve my environmental health?

Two quick tips: In your outside environment one of the biggest risks is sun damage to your skin. As the Aussies say - Slip, Slap, Slop! Slip into protective clothing, slap on a brimmed hat, and slop on the sunscreen. Keep that healthy pallor of winter throughout the year! Work spaces inside can be made healthier with good back and arm positioning at the desk [ergonomic review], and avoiding abrupt twisting. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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What are essential public health services?

What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www.Apha.Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more