Environmental health concerns all chemical, physical, and psychosocial environmental influences and their adverse or salutogenic effects on humans. It deals with the research, prevention and early detection of environmental health risks and with environmental aspects of health promotion. It aims at demonstrating the existence of such effects, elucidating the relationships between dose and effect, and analyzing the mechanisms of action. This research is conducted with the overarching goal of primary prevention, as a science of the conservation and promotion of health in a holistic sense. This also includes nutrition and chronobiology. Ultimately environmental health supports the development of individual and collective measures to protect against harmful effects, as well as to promote health and sustainable development, and to evaluate these measures in terms of their efficiency, effectiveness and acceptance.
Medical University of Vienna
Center for Public Health
Department of Environmental Health
Kinderspitalgasse 15/1. Floor
1090 Vienna, Austria
Moshammer Hanns, Oberrat Priv.-Doz. Dr.
Phonel: +43 (0)1 40160 - 34901
Fax:+43 (0)1 40160 - 934903