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In epidemiology environmental factors are those determinants of disorders, both physical and mental disorders, that are not transmitted genetically. Apart from the true monogenic genetic disorders, environmental factors may determine the development of disease in those genetically predisposed to a particular condition.

These factors in the environment may include psychological factors and social factors but also a broad range of physical factors including:

and exposure to specific factors, such as

Protective environmental factors

These can include:

If a disease process is concluded to be the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factor influences, its etiological origin can be referred to as having a multifactorial pattern.


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