Bioenvironmental Engineering. The built environment poses all kinds of threats to human health, and monitoring these threats is crucial for keeping people healthy. Facilities have to be constructed in such a way that environmental health risks are minimized, and this is the responsibility of Bioenviornmental Engineering. The core features of bioenvironmental engineering are: emergency response, environmental protection, industrial hygiene, and radiation.
Based on the military public health model, this field controls the hazards of the Air Force and manages threats both to the environment and to Airmen themselves. This particularly involves control of hazardous materials and keeping air and drinking water clean. Without bioenvironmental engineering, environmental health could be a major cause of lost mission effectiveness in the Air Force.