Introduction

    The Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is one of the subordinate organizations of the School of Medicine, while the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine is one of the Faculty of Medicine. The two was consolidated in February 2006 to strengthen the faculty members.

 

    Environment is the most important element for human life .To maintain a healthy life, we need a normal and healthy environment. However, our environment is seriously degraded and human health is compromised due to the population growth and industrial activity. We are facing urgent problems, such as pollution in the air, water and soil. As a result of the transformation of industrial sector from traditional to high –technical industry, safety and health of workers have become complicated issues. Professionals on occupational safety and health are highly demanded. We have dedicated to cultivate students not only technical skills in solving the environmental problems, but critical thinking in protecting the environment. The mission of the Institute is to protect our peoples’ health, to create a healthy workplace, to promote a comfortable living environment, and to safeguard our natural environment – air, water and land – upon which life depends.