02 July 2011

Environmental Health Book Now Available in Spanish

Guía comunitaria para la salud ambiental, the Spanish-language edition of A Community Guide to Environmental Health has just been released.  This manual is an excellent reference for those engaged in Community Health Projects within impoverished communities.
Originally published in English in 2008, Community Guide to Environmental Health is now available in Pashto, Indonesian, Russian, Mongolian, and Khmer, with many more translations in progress. The Spanish edition has been adapted and translated based on extensive review by Hesperian partners in Latin America and the US.

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This unique resource is being used by health and development workers, teachers, environmental activists, community leaders, and others around the world working to improve the health of people and the environment.  Using clear explanations, illustrations, activities, and stories, Guía comunitaria para la salud ambiental provides practical, hands-on solutions for communities addressing today’s pressing environmental health problems in both small villages and large cities.
The book’s 23 chapters cover topics including:
  • preventing and reducing harm from toxic pollution
  • forestry, restoring land, and planting trees
  • protecting community water and watersheds
  • food security and sustainable farming
  • environmental health at home
  • solid waste and health care waste
  • how to reduce harm from mining, oil, and energy production
With dozens of activities to stimulate critical thinking and discussion; instructions for simple technologies such as safe toilets, safe cleaning products, and water purification methods; and hundreds of drawings to make the messages clear, Guía comunitaria para la salud ambiental offers hope and inspiration for people just beginning to address environmental health threats as well as those with many years of practical experience.

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