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Environmental health is the study of factors in our environment that can affect human health and disease. ... Environmental health professionals learn how to identify, prevent and control those exposures to protect health.

Enviromental Health

Maintaining a healthy environment is central to increasing quality of life and years of

healthy life. Globally, 23% of all deaths and 26% of deaths among children under

age 5 are due to preventable environmental factors.



We depend on the environment for energy and the materials needed to sustain life,

such as: clean air. safe drinking water. nutritious food.


Environmental hazards increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and many

other illnesses. These hazards can be physical, such as pollution, toxic chemicals,

and food contaminants, or they can be social, such as dangerous work, poor housing

conditions, urban sprawl, and poverty.

  1. This Program clearly identifies and explains about the threats our environment faces, and what needs to be done - by citizens, businesses, organizations and through law - to protect and manage the environment now and in the future. The Program covers far more than "how to be an environmentalist” and simply protecting the environment; it explains the relationship of environmental protection to economics and politics, and to other societal concerns. 

  2. The Program covers the risks our global environment is facing, and how protecting it is critical to economic and social well-being. The Program also provides a unique legal perspective of environment protection and related laws, which is certainly of benefit to anyone aiming to develop a professional career in the area of environmental protection, as well as considering environmental protection more broadly. The Program also discusses the science behind current environmental issues, defines key terms, and explains why the environment needs protection.  Many examples of environmental conditions and practices and, examples from both past and current events, make this a facinatiing and vital Program to study.

  3. The Program also includes key topics of Management & Business; a short extra optional Test is included in the Fee, leading to an additional certification (making this a double-award Program). 


  5. Environmental Protection: An Introduction The environment and environmental protection. The Environmental Protection Agency and environmental agencies. Values and drivers of environmental policy. Sustainability and the difficulty of environmental protection. Unintended consequences of actions and effects on the environment.

  6. Pollution Pollutants, organic pollutants, bioaccumulation, biomagnification. Sage level pollution. Noise pollution, light pollution, nanopollution. The precautionary principle in environmental protection. The most dangerous pollutants.

  7. Environmental Laws Environmental law in the United States and other countries. Reasons for enacting environmental laws. National Environmental Policy. Environmental laws and native lands and populations. Updating environmental laws

  8. Environmental Protection and the Global Community Protecting the environment - a global concern. International environmental law, the United Nations and global environmental protection. Obstacles to achieving global environmental agreements. Developing countries and environmental problems. The connection between international trade and the environment. Countries which are best at protecting the environment.

  9. Water The importance of clean water. Watersheds, ground water, aquifers, wetlands. Water pollution, the main kinds of water pollutants. The main sources of water pollution. Controlling water pollution, improving water quality.

  10. Air The importance of clean air. Ozone, volatile organic compounds, particulates, acid rain, toxins, gases. Air pollution, the problems it brings, the major air pollutants. The main sources of air pollution. Controlling air pollution, improving air quality. Ecosystems What ecosystems are and what they do. Biodiversity, species, species loss, endangered species, invasive species. Agriculture, soils, farm-related pollution, soil pollution and ecosystems. Methods of protecting ecosystems. Monitoring the relationship between sustainability and ecosystems.

  11. Climate Change Climate change, global warming. Causes of climate change and the problems resulting. The greenhouse effect, greenhouse gas, carbon footprints, renewables, carbon capture. Climate change adaption, climate change mitigation, climate change tools, geoengineering. Carbon tax, laws on climate change, the Kyoto Protocol, climate justice.

  12. Waste Solid waste, what is discarded, where garbage goes. Open dumps, landfill, superfunds, brownfields, recycling. Hazardous wastes, hazardous waste sites. The challenges and difficulties of clean ups. Controlling waste, reducing waste, waste elimination.

  13. The Built Environment The built environment and environmental protection. Smart growth. The special environmental challenges of cities and overcoming them. Landowners, their property, restrictions and the law. Public lands and the protection of the environment.

  14. Environmental Justice Environmental justice and environmental protection. When environmental justice concerns arise. Environmental justice population and the environmental justice movement. Promoting environmental justice and barriers to achieving environmental justice. How to achieve environmental justice.

  15. Environmental Protection and the Economy Environmental protection, economic growth. Gross domestic product, externalities, cost-benefit analysis, subsidies, market disclosure. Environmental regulation, jobs, pros and cons for business. Using economic tools to protect the environment. The most promising economic steps to protect the environment.

  16. The Future Today’s greatest threats to the environment. Assessing the seriousness of future climate change and biodiversity threats. The health or illness of the oceans. New pollutants, population growth, poverty and environmental protection. How is poverty connected to environmental protection. Potential solutions, individual actions, future generations.

  17. Management & Business Business Management, Economics & Commerce. Commercial Law, Management & Administration. HR Management, Leadership, Team Management. Workplace Health & Safety, Sales & Marketing. Logistics & Supply, Accounting & Finance.

(A more detailed outline of contents is available on request)



A unique approved qualification showing competence and ability to effectively analyse, plan, manage and conduct a wide range of environmental work activities.

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