Environmental Health and Justice

Environmental Health and Justice

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This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to environmental health and environmental justice for use by citizen/community scientists, librarians, community-based organizations and the public to use for research and advocacy efforts.

What is environmental health?

The American Public Health Association defines environmental health as the branch of public health that focuses on the relationships between people and their environment and works to advance policies and programs to reduce chemical and other environmental exposures in air, water, soil and food to protect people and provide communities with healthier environments. (adapted from https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/environmental-health).

What is environmental justice?

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. (from https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice)

Medline Plus 

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PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's free resource providing access to biomedical research abstracts and articles.