LECTURE 4 - Environment, Occupation, Education

LECTURE 4 - Environment, Occupation, Education - Role of...

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Role of the Environment, Occupation/Employment, and Education on Health September 30, 2011 *Information is taken from Chapter 4 in Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada (2008) by J. N. Clarke (and from other sources where indicated) *Original Presentations Developed by: Professors Miriam Levitt & Gaetan Girard Current Lecture Adapted/Developed by Professor: Dr. Sonia Gulati
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Information is taken from Chapter 4: Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada. Clarke 2008 Topics to be Covered Three fundamental parts of the environment upon which health depends – water, air and land; & important environmental threats How environmental hazards in air, water, and land (e.g., climate change; air pollution) are increasing AND affect our health both directly (e.g., through the air we breathe) and indirectly (e.g., through the food we eat) How occupational health and safety issues, such as work-related injuries and stress, are significant causes of morbidity and mortality in Canada Gender differences in occupational health & safety Traffic, sports, and other accidents and violence as important challenges to health
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PART 1: THE ENVIRONMENT
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Major Environmental Issues Information is taken from Chapter 4: Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada. Clarke 2008 Three fundamental components of the environment: Air, Water, Land Environmental hazards in the air, water, and land have increased tremendously over the last century Estimated 60-90% of cancers are environmentally caused – Correlation between employment in lower-status, lower social class jobs and an increased risk of developing a work-related cancer Cash strapped economies of the developing world, lack alternatives, are more likely to allow for the dumping of wastes within their borders in return for cash payments
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Environmental Issues that Impact Health Information is taken from Chapter 4: Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada. Clarke 2008 CLIMAGE CHANGE: global warming CO2/others: Air pollutants (i.e. methane, nitrous oxide) reflect the sun’s radiant energy back to earth, creating a warming trend affecting growing of crops and risk of flooding Global warming and increased temperatures have direct and indirect effects on human health. Indirect effects
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HSS 3321 B taught by Professor Dr.soniagulati during the Spring '11 term at University of Ottawa.

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