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The Environment and Your Health: Making the Most of It!

What is the environment? How does it relate to health? We used to think of the environment as things in our surroundings.  Air quality, water quality and toxic chemicals are examples.  Now, experts say the environment is anything that isn’t your genes or body chemistry.  This includes:

The effect of the environment on health is called environmental health.  Our health can change as environmental conditions change.  Some conditions are out of our control.  There are also things we can change.   We can influence  our health environment by making healthy lifestyle choices   Healthier choices include:


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Last Reviewed: Jul 27, 2015

Case Western Reserve University