Pesticides, lead, contaminated water, mercury, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke and asbestos are types of environmental hazards that pose health risks. Many people are exposed to environmental hazards at industrial work si... More »

Physical hazards are chemicals, substances and products that threaten the physical safety of a human being. Common types of physical hazards include fire, chemical reactions and explosions, according to Instructional Des... More »

The most common and serious types of volcanic hazards are flowing lava, falling ash, glowing avalanches and moving mud and debris. The exact hazard level varies depending on the type of volcano erupting. Additional hazar... More »

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Two famous environmental scientists are John Muir, whose work helped create Yosemite National Park, and Rachel Carson, who wrote the book "Silent Springs" about the risks of DDT. Chico Mendes is also well known for his w... More »

A variety of solutions for environmental problems exist including recycling, reduction of carbon emissions from fossil fuels, finding alternative energy solutions and the conservation of marine life. These solutions and ... More »

Environmental health is a subdivision of public health that deals with all of the details of both the natural and constructed environments that affect public health. Environmental health is also referred to as environmen... More »

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One of the main reasons that environmental management is important is to promote health and safety within the workplace. Even workplaces that are not considered dangerous have other risks associated with them, and with e... More »