Environmental Significance.ppt

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By Nina Clark and Le’Quan Jackson
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Environmental Significance How does one’s environment affect their health? Structure of the nation where one lives Political environment, war, surrounding countries, healthcare systems, etc. The Elements Natural disasters such as droughts and floods affect a human’s health. Elements of the environment (soil, heat, air quality, etc.) Diseases caused by environment Air pollution, water pollution, sanitation Disease control
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The Elements
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Rain and Floods (Excess Water) Rain Damages home exterior Monsoon rains are an annual phenomenon is South Asia Increases mold Affects indoor air quality
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Floods In 2005, cholera outbreaks occurred Caused by drinking or eating food contaminated w/ the cholera bacterium Spreads in areas w/ inadequate treatment of sewage & drinking water Sub-continent of India & sub-Saharan Africa In 2007 (India), floods led to deaths by… Drowning House collapses
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Floods Cont’d Snake bites Diarrhea Particularly in developing countries Overgrowth of molds Increase incidence of respiratory infections (Crowding) Increase in psychiatric disorders due to home damage & economic lost
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Droughts (lack of water) Affect all parts of the world In 2205, parts of the Amazon basin experienced the worst drought in 100 years Famine and malnutrition (in impoverished countries) Dehydration Snakebites Wildfires (Australia, OC) Hygiene decreases because of increase use of water for cooking rather than cleaning
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Heat Heat waves are the most lethal type of weather phenomenon overall Wildfires Destroys crop Heat strokes, heat exhaustion, hyperthermia Power outages Occurs because of excessive A/C use, only heightens the problem Affected Europe in 2003 (killed 35,000), 2002 Asia, eastern U.S., southeast Canada
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