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Environmental health pros practically invisible, profoundly important

February 17, 2016
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inspector-graphic-lineartThe Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) plays an important role in public health. Environmental health workers perform a down-to-earth job that seeks to protect the public from hazards originating in living environments.

The disciplines of environmental health encompass programs to address a wide range of potential human health risks including contaminated water, air, food and the control of vectors of disease. It isn’t well known, but environmental health improvements are considered the most important reasons behind the increase in human life spans in the past century.

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Published by: Food Safety News , 1/2/16