Environmental Epidemiology

Environmental epidemiology is a field of study that investigates the relationship between environmental exposures and human health outcomes. It focuses on understanding how various environmental factors, such as air pollution, water contamination, hazardous substances, climate change, and occupational hazards, can impact the health of individuals and populations. Environmental epidemiologists collect and analyze data to identify and assess the risks associated with environmental exposures, study the mechanisms through which these exposures can lead to adverse health effects, and develop strategies to prevent or mitigate these effects. By examining the complex interactions between the environment and human health, environmental epidemiology plays a crucial role in informing public health policies and interventions aimed at promoting a healthier and safer environment.