Environmental Responsibility Is a One Health Issue

Comment on this policy

The AVMA supports environmental responsibility including:

  1. Education of veterinarians and the public about the interdependence of human health and animal health with environmental health.
  2. Best practices to prevent and control the harmful environmental impacts of chemicals, pesticides, medical and animal wastes, greenhouse gases, and other man-made products.
  3. Long term planning and promotion of science-based, environmentally sensitive practices of veterinary medicine to ensure viable ecosystem health and mitigate the impact of global climate change for future generations.

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