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Lecture 10


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Environmental Science
Jovan Stefanovic

Lecture 10 Environmental Hazards to Specific PopulationsEnvironmental Hazards to Specific Populations1 Childrens environmental health2 Womens health and environment3 Workers and noise hazards4 Elderly in high risks and environmental health1A Childrens Environmental Healthwhy are they so sensitiveDifferent exposure patterns between children and adults dont act or even have everyday routine as adults The limited diet of children Behavior unique to children How and where children spend their time The impact of short statureThe limited diet of children Eat drink 34 times more fooddrinks in proportion to their body size than adults Fewer types of food adults eat more variety Example Breast milk composed of 3 fat Large quantities of specific foods kids eat some food more than adults based on diff stuff ie 1015 more apple juice or pears Drink more water relative to their body weight 4 times more than teenagers Teenagers drink more soft drinks and sodasBehavior unique to children Mouthing behavior 26 olds touch their mouths about 9 times every hour Ingestion of soil Deliberate or compulsive behavior kids with disabilities do it even more Paint source of lead Kids coz of the curiosity can ingest thatSmall objects like magnets affect intestines to cause fatal illnesses Infectious agents dont wash hands etcDisinfection byproducts drinking chlorinated water cause more harm to kids than adults Participation in certain athletics andor risky activities Construction sites physical hazard asbestos and chemical hazardSwimming Risky playing activities backyards storage rooms we could store pesticides household chemicals etc Exposure to sun kids safer than adults as their mommies take care of them sunscreen SmokingadolescentsHow and where children spend their time Spend most of their time indoors Crawling and playing on the floor dust pollutants infectious agents radon
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