Understanding environmental health
The International Federation of Environmental Health, better known by its acronym IFEH, works to impart knowledge regarding environmental health and promote co-operation between countries where environmental health issues are a major concern. The federation chose 26th of September as World Environmental Health Day.
How we live the world?
Environmental health aims at preventing disease and building–up a safe and healthy environment for living. It encompasses the assessment and control of all the factors that affect the behavior of an individual.
- physical factors
- chemical factors
- biological factors
- environmental factors
It pertains to all factors leading to a healthy living of an individual, irrespective of the socio-cultural background.
Better health through healthy environment!
The theme for World Environmental Health Day 2015 is ‘Children are our future, let’s protect their Environment and Health’. It will include environmental or public health infrastructure or specific projects on air, water, nature restoration, sanitation, housing or waste management.
The IFEH Board of Directors has decided to focus on the several areas as the key points of their agenda.
Love the place where you live
Here are some points that should be taken care of in order to make our environment healthy and safe:
- Discarding accumulated water from trash cans and waste bottles to prevent breeding of vector-borne diseases.
- Taking proper health and sanitation measures to prevent spread of infectious diseases in children.
- Educating children for developing and maintaining hygienic feeding habits at school and home.
- Management of kitchen and household waste to reduce garbage and landfills in the surrounding areas and providing cleaner playgrounds, roads, parks and neighboring places.
- No smoking at home, office or crowded places.
- Reduce noise pollution to lower the risk of dementia, memory-loss and other cognitive dysfunction.
- Ensuring safety of people, especially children, on the road and at home.
- Making sure children are getting safe and clean drinking water to avoid water borne diseases.
- Careful handling and disposal of biomedical waste to reduce microbial contamination of the environment.
Save our environment and keep healthy!