A Community Guide to Environmental Health

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Guide
Book/Magazine
Abstract: 

From toilets to toxics, from watershed management to waste management, from raising crops to rising temperatures, how we use natural resources affects our health and well-being.

This highly illustrated guide helps health promoters, development workers, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health. In small villages and large cities, A Community Guide to Environmental Health can provide the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to begin transforming the crisis in environmental health.

This book contains activities to stimulate critical thinking and discussion, inspirational stories, and instructions for simple health technologies such as water purification methods, safe toilets, and non-toxic cleaning products. 23 chapters cover topics including:

  • preventing and reducing harm from toxic pollution
  • forestry, restoring land, and planting trees
  • protecting community water and watersheds
  • food security and sustainable farming
  • environmental health at home
  • solid waste and health care waste
  • how to reduce harm from mining, oil, and energy production
  • With dozens of activities to stimulate critical thinking and discussion, instructions for simple health technologies such as safe toilets, safe cleaning methods, and water purification methods, and hundreds of drawings to make the messages clear, A Community Guide to Environmental Health will be useful for people just beginning to address environmental health threats, as well as people with many years experience in the field.

    Author: 
    Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem
    Topic Areas: 
    Health
    Environmental Health
    Target Audience: 
    Adult
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Pages/Length: 
    600 pp.
    Fee: 
    Yes
    Cost: 
    check for current pricing
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Hesperian Foundation
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    Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
    Phone: (510) 845-1447
    Fax: (510) 845-9141
    Toll free in the US: (888) 729-1796
    Email: hesperian@hesperian.org
    http://www.hesperian.org