The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health contains information on the actual catastrophic events - how, where, when, why each of these environmental conditions occurred - what impact the effect has and the kinds of health issues that arise from the event, how to identify the health issues, and how to treat the conditions through test, treatment, therapy, and public health response. This product describes the immediate public health response and the long-term public health needs (progress, challenges, etc). The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health covers events, environmental health statutes, diseases/conditions, environmental health policy issues, as well offering biographical sidebars on key figures in environmental health. The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health benefits high school and college students researching specific environmental disasters and issues for their courses in psychology, public health, and history. The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health benefits public library patrons dealing with the long-term effects of environmental health issues directly or those interested in these issues that affect whole communities and demand widespread public health response.