environmental sanitation

  

Definition

Activities aimed at improving or maintaining the standard of basic environmental conditions affecting the well-being of people.

These conditions include (1) clean and safe water supply, (2) clean and safe ambient air, (3) efficient and safe animal, human, and industrial waste disposal, (4) protection of food from biological and chemical contaminants, and (5) adequate housing in clean and safe surroundings. Also called environmental hygiene.

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