An Overview – Environmental Medicine
Environmental medicine is a multidisciplinary field involving medicine, environmental science, chemistry and others, overlapping with environmental pathology. It may be viewed as the medical branch of the broader field of environmental health. The scope of this field involves studying the interactions between environment and human health, and the role of the environment in causing or mediating disease. As a specialist field of study it is looked upon with mixed feelings by physicians and politicians alike, for the basic assumption is that health is more widely and dramatically affected by environmental toxins than previously recognised.
Environmental factors in the causation of environmental diseases can be classified into:
- Social (including Psychological and Culture variables)
- Any combination of the above
Environmental Medicine Lead Body
For more information, please select Lead Body – British Society for Ecological Medicine in Resources on the left, to be redirected to the site.