Environmental health activities are those which are aimed at:

  • reducing the risk (chance) of getting diseases and injuries from the environment
  • promoting good health
These activities include maintaining:
  • a good water supply;
  • the correct disposal of (getting rid of) liquid and solid waste
  • a healthy food supply
  • pest control
  • personal hygiene
  • a healthy house
  • community environmental health education
A satisfactory environmental health standard requires developing hygienic (clean, healthy) living conditions and ensuring that these are maintained. These come with sound community planning and environmental management.