Hi Cynthia, Thank you for your comprehensive and enlightening posting. I’d like to expand on your post and highlight that in the wake of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, public health practitioners are typically concerned about environmental issues and their associations to health. These usually include outdoor air quality, and habitability of homes (indoor air pollution, mold, poor heating and sanitation, structural challenges, electrical and fire hazards, etc.).
What are at least three other environmental issues and considerations and why would they have or pose a significant interest to environmental and occupational health during public health emergencies (either from a preparedness, response or recovery perspective)? I appreciate your thoughts and reflection.