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Chris Bovaird

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: • chemical, • physical • social environment (housing, urban development, land use and transportation)” Environment is everything that affects a living organism: Effect of environment on human health is so great • Air • Water • Soil • Manmade environment (factories, sewage, swamp, industry etc) Environmental Health • 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
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