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Environmental medicine, is a multidisciplinary field involving medicine, environmental science, chemistry and others. The scope of this field involves studying the interactions between environment and human health, the cause of disease as caused by environmental factors including chemical, physical and biological agents.
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Current focuses of environmental medicine
Environmental medicine is a broad field, but there are a few issues that are currently prominent which include:
Beyond the scope of environmental medicine
The fields of virology, which studies viruses, and epidemiology, which studies patterns of disease and injury, although are environmental in nature often are not within the scope of environmental science. As well, any disease with a large genetic component usually falls outside the scope as well.
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