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Environmental Health, Research in

  • By: Shannon Cruz & Maria K. Lapinski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health Communication
  • Edited by: Teresa L. Thompson
  • Subject:Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Communication

Environmental health is conceptualized in terms of the links between human health and the environment, with public health officials in this realm focusing primarily on how features of communities and exposure to toxins from natural and industrial sources influence health. The study and practice of environmental health covers a broad range of topics. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for example, has 23 broad categories of topics related to environmental health, including chemical weapons, cruise ship health, radiation, natural disasters, pesticides, and biomonitoring. Communication research on environmental health is important because it helps identify the causes of environmental health-related behavior, the best mechanisms for providing environmental health information, and the policies that shape the ways in which humans interface with the natural ...

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