ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR ENVIONMENTAL PROTECTION IN NIGERIA UNIVERSITIES
The correlation between humans and their environment is described as being reciprocal, because the environment has profound influence on man, whilst, at the same time man extensively alters his environment to suit his needs and desires. Man’s activities in the environment do not only bring benefits to man but has also resulted in many environmental problems such as pollution, waste generation and management; health education becomes imperative in these circumstances of man- made environmental problems. Environmental health education therefore, is a tool for creating awareness on issues relating to environmental conservation and degradation impact on health, welfare and indeed human survival in the environment. This paper examines the concept of environmental health education, roles and challenges Recommendations were also made to proffer solutions to the above mentioned environmental problems: issues, challenges and way forward.