(in Britain) a service provided by a local authority, which deals with prevention of the spread of communicable diseases, food safety and hygiene, control of infestation by insects or rodents, etc
[en-vahy-ruh n-men-tl-ist, -vahy-ern-] /ɛnˌvaɪ rənˈmɛn tl ɪst, -ˌvaɪ ərn-/ noun 1. an expert on environmental problems. 2. any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects. 3. a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, especially in moral and intellectual […]
[en-vahy-ruh n-muh nt, -vahy-ern-] /ɛnˈvaɪ rən mənt, -ˈvaɪ ərn-/ noun 1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. 2. Ecology. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time. 3. the social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person […]
- Environmental management
noun an attempt to control human impact on and interaction with the environment in order to preserve natural resources Examples Environmental management focuses on the improvement of human welfare for present and future generations. Word Origin 1962
noun 1. the branch of medicine dealing with the effects of the environment on human health, especiallythe physical, mental, and emotional responses to environmental factors. 2. the study of the causes of disease in an environmental context, and the development of methods of detection, control, and prevention of environmentally related disease.