Some Interesting Connections From History
To be taken with a grain of salt.
Did you ever wonder where the saying "Piss Poor" came from?
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it
was full it was take
Chapter 6: Environmental Disease
Improving human health and improving environmental quality are two sides of
the same coin
Most environmentally induced diseases are difficult to cure but theoretically simple to
MUTATION - any change in genetic ma
Chapter 5: Impacts of Growth on Ecosystems
DEGREDATION OF LAND RESOURCES
The disruption of natural cycles due to human pressures on land resources is
undermining the sustainability of ecosystems in many parts of the World
1. Overgrazing livestock herds
Chapter 4: The People-Food Predicament
food as a limiting factor - have we exceeded the carrying capacity of the environment?
major technological advances in commercial agriculture from the 1950s - 1984 meant
that the world's farmers were successful in in
Chapter 2: Population Dynamics
The command "Be fruitful and multiply" was promulgated,
according to our authorities, when the population
of the world consisted of two people.
-William R. Inge (1931)
Population dynamics is the study of ecological principle
Introduction to Ecological Principles
biosphere - the portion of Earth (from about 36,000 ft below sea level to about
30,000 ft above sea level) where life occurs.
- But most living things are found in the region between the
Outbreaks of Foodborne Illnesses Are Becoming Harder to Detect: Scie.
Permanent Address: http:/www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=food-poisoning-outbreaks-become-harder-to-detect
Occupational Deaths among
Kent A. Sepkowitz* and Leon Eisenberg
Recent experiences with severe acute respiratory syndrome and the US smallpox vaccination program have
demonstrated the vulnerability of healthcare workers to
The Seattle Times: Chemical in Teflon, other goods is turning up in disturbing places
10/1/04 11:01 AM
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The Bafing Nexus of Climate Change and Health - NYTimes.com
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012, 1:28 PM
The Baffling Nexus of Climate Change and Health
By DYLAN WALSH
In 2004, a rare tropical fungus caused a
THE S O H 0 CHOLERA EPIDEMIC 1854
by M r. W. R. W interton
C holera I S an infection w hich has been endemic in many parts of the world for
centuries. In India there is a statue of the time of Alexanderthe Great of a cholera
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Chapter 7: Toxic Substances
toxicants - a chemical that provokes an adverse systemic effect on living organisms.
They have the ability to cause harm to organs or biochemical processes away from
the site on the body where exposure occurred.
poison - much m