Publisher description for Environmental policy and public health / Barry L. Johnson.

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Delineating the delicate relationship between environmental policy and public health, this book explores the development of environmental health policies, the statutes that address public health concerns about specific environmental hazards, and policy issues that impact environmental health programs. It focuses on environmental hazards, including air contamination, water pollution, unsafe food, and hazardous waste, that have been associated with degraded human health. Featuring over 80 essay questions and an instructor's manual, the book also gives a historical perspective and describes how risk assessment has become integral in environmental health legislation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental health -- Government policy -- United States.
Environmental policy -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Environment -- United States.
Health Policy -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Environmental Health -- United States.
Hazardous Substances -- standards -- United States.