Environmental Health Intro

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Environmental Health Monica C. Webb, MPH, CHES What is Environmental • “those aspects of human health and disease that are determined by factors in the environment” (WHO, 1989) • The collective interactions of humans with the environment and the short- term and long-term health consequences of those interactions. • Environmental factors influence quality of life, human health, and disease states Environmental Health Issues • Environmen tal degradation • Water, soil, air pollution • Solid and hazardous waste manageme nt • Population Growth • Food Security • Environmental Disease • Emerging infectious diseases • Toxicity and Toxins Population Growth • Currently: 6.6 billion – ↑ by 76 million per year, 150 per minute • In 1950, more-developed regions accounted for 32% of the world’s population – In 2000, 20% of the world’s population – In 2050, projected at 13% • Proportion of people age 60 and over will increase from 10% in 2000 to 22% Food Security...
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