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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA10H3
Professor
Jovan Stefanovic
Semester
Summer

Description
Environmental Health Threats Your environment is your health (but not the only factor influencing your health) What is environmental health? (1) According to the WHO: 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. What is environmental health? (2) According to the WHO: This includes the study of both the direct and the indirect pathological effects of various: o chemical o biological o social agents (housing, urban development, land use, transportation) o physical Types of hazard Chemical hazards (chemicals in air, water, soil and food) Biological hazards (bacteria, viruses, parasites, allergens, animals such as bees and poisonous snacks) Cultural (social) hazards (unsafe working conditions, poor diet, drugs, drin
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