EESA10H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Environmental Hazard, Venomous Snake, Environmental Health
Environment is everything that affects a living organism is everything that surround you and have an impact on you. Effects of environment on human health is so great. Your environment is your health (but it"s not the only factor influencing your health) Gene-environment interaction: models of gene-environment interaction, genetic makeup increases exposure to an environmental risk factor, genetic makeup increases susceptibility to an environmental risk factor, genetic makeup and environmental factor are independent risk factors. In its broadest sense, environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, disease and injuries that are determined or influenced by factors in the environment. This includes the study of both the direct and the indirect pathological effects of various: Physical (only man-made: housing, urban development, land use, transportation. It doesn"t prove that that environmental hazard is causing that illness. Industrialization: industrial revolution, overpopulation and overconsumption, the more people, the bigger the impact.