Occupational health

Teacher's guide on basic environmental health

Prepared by Merri Weinger
WHO/SDE/PHE/99.5
© 1999 World Health Organization

1 June 2004

The teacher's guide forms part of current efforts to strengthen environmental health capacity and promote actions that eliminate, prevent or minimize hazards. The quality of our environment and the health effects resulting from environmental factors are of increasing concern in both developed and developing countries.

This Teacher’s Guide is designed to accompany the text, Basic environmental health, by Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok and Tee Guidotti ISBN 0-19-513558-X. This university level textbook, copyright 2001 by the World Health Organization, is available from the publisher, Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, New York (http://www.oup-usa.org).

The Teacher’s Guide was developed to assist teachers in developing interactive, problem-oriented curricula on environmental health themes covered in the text. Both the text and the Teacher’s Guide were prepared with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the CRE (Association of European Universities), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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