Environmental Science Lecture 1
Assignments should be put in the boxes of SW-223. Each TA will put the name and
course code. We should put the assignments in our TA’s boxes.
Exam format: Mcq’s (4-5 options) and T-f questions
What is environmental health?
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.
This includes the study of both the direct pathological effects of various:
• social environment (housing, urban development, land use and
Environment is everything that affects a living organism:
Effect of environment on human health is so great
• Manmade environment (factories, sewage, swamp, industry etc)
• Human population and consumption
• Human alteration of Earth is substantial and growing: In a couple of decades
the population would exceed the limit. Resources will become scarce.
• Protecting th