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Community Guide to Environmental Health


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Community Guide to Environmental Health 2008 English

Collection of ideas, methods, stories, and practical solutions, collected from communities worldwide. Consequently created for the benefit of health workers, teachers, community activists, development professionals. Likewise  anyone who wants to improve health for themselves and their community.

Firstly it covers topics: community mobilization; water source protection, purification and borne diseases; sanitation; mosquito-borne diseases; deforestation and reforestation; farming; pesticides and toxics; solid waste and health care waste; harm from mining and oil extraction. In addition includes group activities and appropriate technology instructions.

Above all, this is a highly-illustrated guide that will help health promoters, development workers, educators and community leaders take charge of their communities’ environmental health. Therefore topics include preventing and reducing harm from toxic pollution, protecting community water and watersheds. Moreover restoring land, caring for forests and planting trees, reducing harm from mining, oil and energy production, farming sustainably and building food security, and disposing of solid waste and health care waste.

You can find a Spanish version of Community Guide to Environmental Health here:

Further a Portuguese version can be found here:

And a Portuguese PDF download can be found here:

(The above versions might be different years/ editions)

More from this author(s): Jeff Conant, Pam Fadem