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Environmental health

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Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Branch works in collaboration with the Public Health Network which is a network of 16 Public Health Units, each with a dedicated environmental health section.

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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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ARPANSA - Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields

This page is one of a set of pages provided by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency to inform about radiation basics

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ARPANSA - Radiation Health Committee

The roles and membership of the Radiation Health Committee is outlined. Summaries of committee meetings are attached.

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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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ARPANSA - Regulation: Relationship with State and Territory Regulators

Contact information for Australian state and territory radiation regulatory authorities

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ARPANSA - The ARPANSA Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure Standard

The ARPANSA Radiofrequency Standard sets limits for human exposure to RF fields in the frequency range 3 kHz to 300 GHz. It also includes requirements for protection of the general public and the management of risk in occupational exposure, together with additional information on measurement and assessment of compliance.

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ARPANSA - Radiation Protection Series No. 1

RPS No. 1 was originally published by the NHMRC and NOHSC in 1995 and Publication No. 39 in the Radiation Health Series.

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Environmental causes - Cancer Council Australia

Your risk of cancer can increase through exposure to cancer causing agents. We explore the risks from biological, physical and chemical agents.

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