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Environmental health

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Overview of Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics.

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Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth)

The Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) is a standing committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

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Notifiable disease reporting :: SA Health

When and how clinicians should notify SA Health of the occurance of notifiable diseases under the Public & Environmental Health Act

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Radiation Protection Series No. 9.1 | ARPANSA

This Safety Guide is intended to promote a nationally consistent approach to monitoring, assessing and recording occupational exposures to radiation for mining and mineral processingoperations.

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Mercury - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for mercury

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Assessment of ultraviolet radiation hazards | ARPANSA

We can assess natural and artificial UVR hazards in both public and occupational exposure situations using a variety of techniques and instruments.

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Environmental tobacco smoke

Information on environmental tobacco smoke (otherwise known as passive smoking).

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Effect of Environmental Factors on Sperm Health | myVMC

Environmental factors which have evidence of an association with male infertility, include heat, radiation, chemicals and trauma.

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ARPANSA environmental EME reports | ARPANSA

Radiated fields from cellular telephone base stations must comply with safety limits imposed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. In many cases this includes preparing an Environmental EME Report.

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