Chapter 1: Introduction to Environmental Health

By Jessica S. Kruger, PhD, CHES

1970s US postage stamp block. Reads "Save Our Cities"; "Save Our Soil"; "Save Our Air"; "Save Our Water"

Source: Wikicommons


  • Describe environmental public health
  • Discuss environmental public health surveillance
  • Describe types of environmental public health data
  • Discuss laws and regulations on environment and health data

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”

—Jane Goodall