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Environmental Science
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EESA10H3
Professor
Jovan Stefanovic

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EESA10 – Human Health and the Environment
LECTURE 1
Slide: What is environmental health? (1)
-World Health Organization: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.
-Why is it that some things in the environment will get some people sick, but not others?
oThe environment influences our health, but it is not the only factor; another factor
is genetic traits (resulting in one person being resistant to a particular disease,
whereas another person may not be OR varying levels of resistance)
Slide: What is environmental health? (2)
-According to the WHO, “this includes the study of both the direct and the indirect
pathological effects of various factors:
oChemical: organic/inorganic matter that we come into contact with
oPhysical: everything around us
oBiological: ex. disease carrying insects
oSocial agents
Housing: what type of house we live in (i.e. old, with lead pipes, means
there will be lead in the drinking water)
Urban development: rural/urban areas or developing/developed areas
Land use: agricultural land, urban parts
Transportation
Slide: What is the environment?
-The environment is everything that affects a living organism
-Air, water, and soil are the main compartments of our general environment that affect
human health. Also included is the manmade environment (everything that is created by
society; roads, buildings, etc.)
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EESA10 Human Health and the Environment LECTURE 1 Slide: What is environmental health? (1) - World Health Organization: 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. - Why is it that some things in the environment will get some people sick, but not others? o The environment influences our health, but it is not the only factor; another factor is genetic traits (resulting in one person being resistant to a particular disease, whereas another person may not be OR varying levels of resistance) Slide: What is environmental health? (2) - According to the WHO, this includes the study of both the direct and the indirect pathological effects of various factors: o Chemical: org
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