Environments, whether natural or engineered, are in many ways controllable. The knowledge to be better able to form an informed opinion makes a significant difference in the choices that can improve quality of life and reduce costs of human and natural health care.

Personal Environmental Control (PEC) is based on the following assumptions:

  • the natural environment may in part may be controlled
  • human control measures may increase or decrease impacts to human health and ecological systems
  • protocol for control are essential to PEC
  • economic and ecological (eco/eco) relations promotes sustainable lifestyles by careful economic choice of durable or natural products and processes that foster sustainable development
  • location control measures can limit damage to ecological systems using human health indicators, environmental indicators, and economic checks and balances
  • material and technology selection is important to the control of exposures and can have significant health and ecological impacts