Environmental health publications

List of Publications on environmental health currently distributed by the Office of Health Protection of the Australian Government Department of Health

Page last updated: 17 December 2013

(N.B. This list includes monographs produced by the National Environmental Health Forum, which enHealth has replaced.)

Hard copies of environmental health publications can be ordered from National Mail & Marketing (health@nationalmailing.com.au) phone 02 6269 1000 or fax 02 6260 2770.

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National Environmental Health Strategy

    National Environmental Health Strategy 2007–2012

    The National Environmental Health Strategy 2007–2012 (the Strategy) was approved by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on 11-12 October 2007. The Strategy provides direction for environmental health management across Australia and identifies the Australian environmental health sectors' role in developing and supporting infrastructure for health protection.

    This publication is only available electronically.

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Risk Assessment

EHRA Consultation Summary (2011) (PDF 201 KB)

    Australian Exposure Factor Guide (2012)

    The document is prepared as a companion to the 2012 update of the enHealth guidance document Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Guidelines for assessing human health risks from environmental hazards (listed above). This handbook is intended to provide risk assessors with sets of tabulated data on human factors that may be used as inputs to the exposure assessment component of an environmental health risk assessment.

    This publication is available electronically and in hard copy (ENV76).

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Water Quality

    Review of Health Issues Associated with Potable Reuse of Wastewater - Final Report (2001)

    This Report was prepared by Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd (GHD) on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care. The Study was required to identify and review health issues with a view to determining the feasibility of developing health-based guidelines for potable reuse of reclaimed wastewater.

    This publication is only available electronically.

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Air Quality

    Ozone (1997)

    This publication is only available electronically.

    Benzene (1997)

    This publication is only available electronically.

    Nitrogen Dioxide (1997)

    This publication is available electronically and in hard copy (ENV25).

    Indoor Air Quality: A report on Health Impacts and Management Options (2000)

    This report is an assessment of current knowledge of indoor air, specifically identifying and addressing health risks associated with poor indoor air quality, and links between health, pollutant exposures and sources of contaminants in the indoor environment.

    This publication is available electronically and in hard copy (ENV1).

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General

    Exposure Scenarios and Exposure Settings (2001)

    Exposure Scenarios and Exposure Settings, 3rd edition, 2001 provides guidance as to how land use should be taken into account when undertaking exposure assessments for contaminated land.

    This publication is only available electronically.

    Health-based Soil Investigation Levels (2001) Health-based Soil Investigation Levels

    3rd edition, 2001 provides guidance on the health risk assessment of contaminated land

    This publication is only available electronically.

    Zinc (1997)

    This publication is only available electronically.

    Copper (1997)

    This publication is only available electronically.

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Environmental Health Practitioners

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National Indigenous Environmental Health Conferences

    Indigenous Environmental Health (Report of the sixth National Conference (2007)

    This publication has been produced by the Environmental Health Committee (enHealth) of the Australian Health Protection Committee and is the sixth in the series on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. The report aims to contribute to the debate around, and increase the understanding and awareness of environmental health issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities focussing in particular on Indigenous Environmental Health Workers.

    This publication is only available electronically.

    Indigenous Environmental Health (Report of the Fifth National Conference (2004)

    This publication has been produced by the enHealth Council and is the fifth in the series on Indigenous environmental health. The report aims to contribute to the debate around, and increase the understanding and awareness of, environmental health issues facing Indigenous communities focussing in particular on Environmental Health Workers.

    This publication is available electronically and in hard copy (ENV42).

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Environmental health in your home and community

    Asbestos: A guide for householders and the general public - February 2013

    This guide provides useful information to enable householders to sensibly and safely manage the risks arising from any occasional encounters with asbestos material in and around their homes.

    This publication is only available electronically.

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