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1 Introduction
Pages 9-11

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... Starting with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, public health officers have had to spend significant amounts of time addressing the threat of terrorism to human health. In addition, emerging infectious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
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... The actions that we take, how we adapt to the environment, and how we manage our relationship to it are all part of environmental health. When the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine convened in 1998, the members suggested that a broader concept of public health -- especially environmental public health -- needs to be established.
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... There is still much to be done, however, not only to protect other species but also to protect people. The public has high expectations for actions to protect health, and the response of public health officials needs to have a strong scientific base to meet these expectations.

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