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Environmental Health

Environmental Health

The science and practice of preventing and promoting human health by the reduction or elimination of exposure to harmful agents in the work environment. At NASA environmental health includes Industrial Hygiene, Health Physics and Food Safety.

Industrial Hygiene

The science and art dealing with the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.

Health Physics

A profession devoted to the protection of man and his environment from the harmful effects of radiation, while providing for its utilization for the benefit of mankind.

Food Safety

The public health profession within the field of environmental health dealing with sanitary conditions in and around NASA onsite food service establishments. Risk factors are controlled using the food safety principles of the FDA Food Code.