The mission of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is to prevent adverse health effects related to environmental and occupational exposures through research, education and service. These activities are carried out in the context of the school’s focus on communities, social justice, and human rights. The central theme of EOH is prevention, focusing on initiatives which will ultimately decrease, in a measurable way, the burden of environmental and occupational health effects.
Research within the department focuses on airborne contaminants, lung disease, asbestos, patient and workplace safety, injury prevention, emergency preparedness and counter-terrorism, and more. EOH faculty work closely to improve the health of disadvantaged populations within the Greater Philadelphia Region, and also travel extensively to help train environmental health officials and agencies to better improve lives on a national and global scale.
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