Human Health and The Environment Mid-term Study Notes
Health•Aspects of human health, disease, and injuries
by or from factors of the environment.
•Studies direct and indirect effects of:
4.Social (cultural) agents
Environment•Everything that affects living organisms
•Effect of the environment to human health
4. Man-made environment
Crisis•Humans alter the earth:
•E.g. atmosphere has been changed through
industrialization, which causes C02 to rise
•E.g.2 geosphere: the land has been transformed.
Forests have been deforested and land has
•Overpopulation=overconsumption of resources.
To replenish, chemicals are used to speed-up the
Health•Responsible for 25% of all preventable diseases
•Difficult to assess and the environment affect
everyone regardless. Thus protection practices.
Types of Hazards•Chemicals: present in air, water, soil, food etc.
•Biological: bacteria, viruses, parasites, these are
•Cultural/social: poor diet, drugs—These are
usually preventable and can be controlled.
•Physical: Fire, tornadoes, earthquakes—usually
naturally occurring outside force.