by Jeff Conant, Pam Fadem
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.
Paperback: 600 pages