Environmental Health - Definition. Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by interactions with physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that may adversely affect the health of present and future generations. (From the Pew Environmental Health Commission)
"Endocrine disruptors" are a broad term for chemical substances that may disrupt the hormonal systems of humans and wildlife by mimicking or blocking the action of normal hormones. The best-known example is synthetic estrogens.
DDT, dioxins, PCBs, and certain epoxy resins are among the chemicals that may act as endocrine system disruptors.
This category is for sites with a more international focus or sites with products of interest to a wider global market.
Sites offering a product or service within a particular geographic area should be submitted to a category of /Regional. For example duct cleaning may be submitted to /Regional/Your_Location/Business_and_Economy/Construction_and_Maintenance/
The environment contains many substances (elements, compounds, manufactured products) which are toxic to humans and animals.
Sites listed here will be concerned with environmental
toxic substances, whether occurring naturally or as a result of human activity.
Sites primarily concerning toxic substances in the workplace
belong in Occupational Health and Safety