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Distribution of EnvironmentalRisks to Human HealthMarjorie Muecke,PhD,RN,FAANN514 Class #4, 5 Feb2013
How to define “Environment”?
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Types of Environmental Riskto Human HealthExtreme weather eventsInterruptions in health care servicesMental health stress of displacement &loss of belongings & infrastructureAirpollution – indoor & outdoorWater-borne diseasesExtreme temperaturesRadiationNoise3
Who’s at High Risk?Children - Why?their bodily systems are developing;they eat more, drink more, and breathemore in proportion to their body size; andtheir behavior, such as crawling and hand-to-mouth activity, can expose them moreto chemicals and microorganisms.4
Who’s at High Risk?Urbanites - Why?

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Term
Spring
Professor
MarjorieMuecke
Tags
Global Warming, Pollution, Environmental health, environmental risk, household level ER

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