EESA10 Lecture 1.pdf

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Environmental Science
Silvija Stefanovic

EESA10 LECTURE 1 Monday, May 6, 2013 12:02 PM Cue Column: Note-Taking Area : Human Health & the Environment Environmental Health Threats • Enviro effects health, but there are more factors ○ Environment: place, setting  Everything which affects living organism  Air, water, soil etc.  Physical enviro • What is enviro health? ○ Human health, diseases, injuries} from and by enviro ○ We'll discuss mostly chem and little bit bio ○ Not discussing phy, very little social • Enviro crisis: human alteration of earth ○ How humans have changed it? ○ Atmosphere  CO2, Industrial revolution ○ Geosphere  Land surface etc. ○ Biosphere  Close related relations between humans and other species ○ Urbanization/Industrialization  Some are endocrine destructors  Pesticides, etc. ○ Overpopulation & Overconsumption  More people, less space ○ Health effects of pollution  Air pollution, water pollution, and soil contamination} how it effects human ○ Declining health of other organisms is INDICATOR of enviro threats to human health  Remember, all connected somehow □ We will get affected somehow, someway  Multi-factor □ Climate change □ Check slide for others • Enviro health ○ These factors responsible for preventable diseases *SES: socio economic ○ Low SES --> cheaper housing --> poor quality status • Hazards ○ Chem
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