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Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB03H3Y: Foundations in Health Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2011 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Winter 2011: Wednesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Lecture Room: Room HW216. E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 416- 208-2700 Current Events Environmental illnesses Dr. Ed Napkee: joined the Canadian drug and food indictory Adverse reactions to food and drugs especially vaccines need to be monitored Vaccines and public health issues Napkee an advocate in reviewing results to ensure our safety Learning more about adverse reactions and programs being done Threat of radiation in Japan is an issue for Canada as well because we also have many nuclear plants that could lead to adverse effects could occur Radiation being emitted from troubled reactors in northern Japan; danger associated with radiation sickness in the short-term and cancer in the long-term Chernobyl in Ukraine Radiation poisoning is dangerous closer to the plants Acute radiation sickness could die in weeks Kind of radiation and how long were they exposed to (quantity and duration is important) Radiation interferes with the bodys cells to divide and reproduce such as blood cells, bone marrow, hair cells, reproductive cells, intestinal cells Symptoms of radiation sickness o Nausea o Fatigue o Vomiting o Diarrhoea Severe form of radiation sickness report Fever Bloody vomit and stools Weeks after o Hair loss o Lack of wound healing o Skin damage Risk of infection is greatest Potassium iodide is treatment for radiation sickness 1
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