Adolescents are sensitive to environmental fluences Environmetnal factors

Adolescents are sensitive to environmental fluences

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Adolescents are sensitive to environmental fluences. Environmetnal factors include family, peer group, school,, neighborhood, policies and societal cues, can either support or challenge young people’s health and wellbeing, such as depression, homicide, motor vehicle crashes, pregnancies
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and homelessness. Adolescents who are exposed to media portrays of violence, sexual content, smoking and drinking are at more risk for adopting these risky behaviors in life. In adulthood, many factors contribute to their health. For instance, a work environment can have negative effects on them, someone who works with radiation may have cancer. Construction workers may develop melanoma or even lung cancer. Due to lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise, many adults will develop high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. Throughout all the stages of development, most environmental influences can be modified and help prevent different diseases from infancy to adulthood. The environment has an important influence on our health and development.
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