Environmental Health Engineering Theory and Practice/Conclusions
By the end of this wikibook, our hope is that you find Environmental Health Engineering Theory and Practice a helpful resource to learn more about this unique healthcare profession. Remember, the environment - natural or human-made - is the space around or between objects; health is not only the absence of disease, but it is also much more the promotion of wellness; and engineering is the design and deployment of technology to meet the needs of humanity.
This wikibook began with an introduction to the theory of environmental health engineering grounded in the modified toxicological paradigm and supported by examples from practice described by the National Environmental Health Association and others. Emerging areas and case studies provided both an opportunity to consider the future of environmental health engineering as well as an opportunity to learn by doing - or, at least to learn by reading, discussing, and reflecting on case studies.
As set-out in the introduction, and again encouraged in the conclusion, Environmental Health Engineering Theory and Practice is meant to be alive and interactive. Fix the problems you encounter, add where you feel more information is needed, and debate actively where you disagree. You are encouraged to consume the knowledge provided, and to take professional responsibility for improving our profession through active stewardship of this wikibook. YOUR participation is vital!