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Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations (World Health Organization).

The Health & Environment Program is committed to advancing environmental health knowledge among health care providers in order to improve health care and public health. NEEF partners with healthcare professionals to provide solutions to environmental health issues.

Topics of focus include asthma, pesticide exposure, environmental health history-taking, nature’s impact on health, environmental tobacco smoke, ultraviolet light, lead exposure, mercury exposure, phthalate/bisphenol A exposure, and oceans.