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Humans interact with the environment constantly. These interactions affect quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health differences among racial and cultural groups. Environment, as it relates to health, is all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors. Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.

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All Environmental Health fact sheets