Chapter 2: Emerging Environmental Health Issues

By: Emily Bertot, Jarianna Gleason, Paige Burkard, Alyssa Eilers, Florence Ayeni

Infographic on "How the Environment Impacts Our Health" from the World Health Organization.



  • Discuss the six themes that Healthy People 2020 focus on for environmental health
  • List emerging health issues
  • Describe ways that public health professionals are preparing for these issues

“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”

— Evo Morales