Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may not only affect human health but also the health of our planet.
Here at The Daily Health we explore the detrimental effects of rising levels of pollution, the negative consequences of the pesticides and herbicides used on the food that ends up on your dinner plate as well the impact of electric and electronic devices on your health, to mention but a few.
Environmental health affects all of us – the entire planet… the plastic bottles in which we buy our water, the genetic modification of our crops and the fluoride in our toothpaste and drinking water. It’s all about how our behaviour and technology impacts our environment and as a result, how this has a knock on effect on our wellbeing and the health of our planet.
In short, Environmental Health is the field of science that studies how the environment influences human health and the development and occurrence of disease.
For instance, we’ll tell you about the numerous hazardous chemicals found in conventional paint – used in households across the country, known as ‘volatile organic compounds’ or VOCs – which have been linked an array of cancers such as liver and stomach cancer.
Well highlight the dangers of neurotoxic poisons used in pesticides is not only affecting your health, but it is also destroying the bee population, which spells disaster for all of us.
You’ll also learn more about the damaging chemical found in plastic bottles and other food containers that can have affect fertility and even cause cancer… plus much, much more.
The Daily Health offers information that will help you understand what we are all up against and how you can stop this vicious cycle from affecting our planet… and your health.
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