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1 Copyright © 2003 General Conference Corporation SDAs Produced by the General Conference Health Ministries Department All rights reserved By: General Conference Health Ministries Department Seventh-day Adventist Church

2 Fill your life with Celebrations2 The empowerment of our community. Fill your life with Celebrations 2

3 Environment Any conditions or circumstances that affect the development of an organism or group of organisms Fill your life with Celebrations3

4 4 Environment includes: Climate Atmosphere Water Soil Vegetation Sunshine Fill your life with Celebrations 4

5 5 Health conscious people care for the environment. Fill your life with Celebrations5

6 6 Pollution comes from: Automobile emissions Industrial wastes Burning grasslands Discarded oil Open dump garbage Pumping sewage into rivers and oceans Tobacco smoke, etc

7 Community attitudes regarding pollution begin with the individual ! Fill your life with Celebrations 7

8 8 Without a pleasant environment our health and survival will be negatively impacted. Fill your life with Celebrations 8

9 9 All life on earth depends on the energy of the sun.

10 Fill your life with Celebrations10 In short life would cease of there was no sunshine! Fill your life with Celebrations 10

11 11 Sunlight has Many Different Energy Levels   Transmitted as electromagnetic waves.   Man is exposed to three types of light with different wave lengths:   Invisible light.   Visible light.   Various rays and waves. Fill your life with Celebrations 11

12 12 Invisible Light Ultraviolet light provides biological effects Positive Negative (5% of the solar radiation) Infrared light that provides warmth (54% of the emissions)

13 40% Makes up 40% of solar radiation. Fill your life with Celebrations 13

14 Shorter cosmic rays Gamma rays X-rays Longer radio waves Electric waves Fill your life with Celebrations 14

15 15   Plants and humans cannot live without it. Fill your life with Celebrations 15

16 16 Fill your life with Celebrations 16

17 17 1. Sunshine helps maintain ambient temperatures of the planet plant and animals In this way it supports both plant and animals existence and is a vital ingredient in our environment.

18 Fill your life with Celebrations18 2. Plants require sunlight for photosynthesis They transform carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and form organic substances, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber.

19 Fill your life with Celebrations19 3. SUNLIGHT PRODUCES VITAMIN d bones Sunlight helps in the building and repairing of the bones through an increased level of vitamin D in the system.

20 Fill your life with Celebrations20 Those who are insufficiently exposed to the sun-all require vitamin D supplementation. This should highlight the importance of dietary vitamin D. Fill your life with Celebrations 20

21 21 sunlight exposure Those in more equatorial climates, who rely on sunlight for their vitamin D conversion, require at least five minutes per day of exposure to the face and hands.

22 Fair-skinned person Fill your life with Celebrations 22 5 minutes/day exposure is sufficient to provide 400 units of vitamin D. 6 times as much exposure to manufacture same amount of vitamin D. Dark-skinned person

23 Fill your life with Celebrations23 4. SUNLIGHT KILLS MANY BACTERIA, VIRUSES, AND MOLDS If a petri dish in which bacteria have been grown,

24 Fill your life with Celebrations24 Fill your life with Celebrations 24 is half covered and the other half of the dish exposed to direct sunlight, the covered part of the petri dish will swarm with bacteria;

25 Fill your life with Celebrations25 Fill your life with Celebrations 25 whereas, the half exposed to sunlight will show no growth at all because the bacteria have been killed!

26 Fill your life with Celebrations26 Fill your life with Celebrations 26

27 27 It is healthful practice to open curtains and windows to allow the sunlight to enter our rooms, helping to destroy bacteria lurking gin the dust. Glass filters much of the ultraviolet light and removes the risk of sunburn. Fill your life with Celebrations 27

28 Ellen G. White Ministry of Healing, p. 179 “In the building of houses, it is especially important to secure thorough ventilation and plenty of sunlight. Let there be a current of air and an abundance of light in every room in the house… No room is fit to be occupied as a sleeping room unless it can be thrown open daily to the air and sunshine.” Fill your life with Celebrations 28

29 29 5. SUNLIGHT AND CANCER Decreased death rates from certain cancers appears to be due to the ability of vitamin D and related compounds to suppress the abnormal growth of certain cancers. Fill your life with Celebrations29

30 Fill your life with Celebrations30 6. SUNLIGHT POWERS THE RECYCLING OF WATER Evaporation raises clean, distilled water into the air where it condenses into clouds. As rain precipitates, it washes the air and provides dissolved nitrogen to the soil as well as purified water to replenish streams, rivers, and lakes. Fill your life with Celebrations30

31 Fill your life with Celebrations31 7. SUNLIGHT INFLUENCES SEROTONIN PRODUCTION Researchers has found that bright light, as well as sunlight, is associated with increased serotonin production during the day.

32 Fill your life with Celebrations32 Is regarded as a type of major seasonal depression and has many of the same symptoms as clinical depression: Loss of energy, Change in appetite, Tendency to oversleep, Difficulty concentrating, and Irritability

33 Fill your life with Celebrations33 The cure is very straightforward: more light during the winter months. The cure is very straightforward: more light during the winter months. Fill your life with Celebrations33

34 Fill your life with Celebrations34 “For those with mild cases, thirty minutes of exercise out in the morning sun may be all that is needed to keep the winter blues at bay.” Fill your life with Celebrations34

35 Fill your life with Celebrations35 My Life Today, p. 138 Ellen G. White, My Life Today, p. 138 “There are but few who realize that in order to enjoy health and cheerfulness, they must have an abundance of sunlight, pure air, and physical exercise...Clothe your boys and girls comfortably and properly...Then let them go out and exercise in the open air, and live to enjoy health and happiness.”

36 Ellen G. White Ministry of Healing, p. 275 “Vigor declines as years advance, leaving less vitality with which to resist unhealthful influences; hence the greater necessity for the aged to have plenty of sunlight and fresh, pure air.” Fill your life with Celebrations 36

37 37 Pollution of the atmosphere with polychlorinated hydrocarbons has led to a depletion of the ozone layers with an increased of radiation. Consequently the incidence of several varieties of skin cancers has increased. Fill your life with Celebrations 37

38 38 There has been a significant increase in the incidence of this disorder over the last 20 to 30 year. Dermatologists encourage the use of broad-brimmed hats and sun screen s to reduce the effects of “excessive” ultraviolet light on the skin. 1. Malignant Melanoma Fill your life with Celebrations38

39 Fill your life with Celebrations39 2. Squamous cell carcinoma This cancer is increased in individuals living in areas where they are exposed to prolonged sunshine. Fill your life with Celebrations39

40 Fill your life with Celebrations40 This cancer is similarly increased, especially in light-skinned people living in the tropics. In all of these conditions, damage to the skin is cumulative, and many children receive solar irradiation that will progress to skin cancer in later life. 3. Basal Cell Carcinoma Fill your life with Celebrations40

41 Fill your life with Celebrations41 Industrial emissions have resulted in acid rain, which can destroy vegetation. Fill your life with Celebrations 41

42 42 decreased growth rate of their lungs Young children in a smog- polluted atmosphere have a decreased growth rate of their lungs. Fill your life with Celebrations42

43 Fill your life with Celebrations43 Researchers found the lung growth of children is lower than those who breathe cleaner air. Fill your life with Celebrations43

44 Fill your life with Celebrations44 Simple measures could have significant impact on energy saving. Fill your life with Celebrations44

45 Fill your life with Celebrations45 Outbreaks of infection often result from water polluted with sewage. Equally serious is the pollution of water supplies with industrial waste such as mercury, lead, and polychlorinated biphenols (PCBs). Fill your life with Celebrations45

46 Fill your life with Celebrations46 The dumping of waste products onto the soil has resulted in serious health problems. Chemical fertilization and pesticide residues continue to pose challenges. Irrigation projects in many instances resulted in serious alteration of soil composition. Fill your life with Celebrations46

47 Fill your life with Celebrations47 God in His love and mercy to humankind has provided to everyone, regardless of their status, an internal atmosphere of peace, joy, and contentment. Fill your life with Celebrations47

48 Fill your life with Celebrations48 Matthew 6:45 “...for He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good...” Fill your life with Celebrations 48

49 49 Ellen G. White The Adventist Home, p. 343 “If your voices are uplifted in prayer to heaven for light, the Lord Jesus, who is light and life, peace and joy, will hear your cry. He, the Sun of Righteousness, will shine into the chambers of your mind, lighting up the soul temple.” Fill your life with Celebrations 49

50 50 When we are exposed to the Sun of Righteousness, our whole life will be illuminated and changed. Fill your life with Celebrations50

51 Fill your life with Celebrations51 When we drink of the fountain of life that He imparts within us, we will not thirst. When we breathe the atmosphere of Heaven, we will be at peace. When we drink of the fountain of life that He imparts within us, we will not thirst. When we breathe the atmosphere of Heaven, we will be at peace. Fill your life with Celebrations51

52 Fill your life with Celebrations52 When we are grounded in the rich soil of biblical truth, we will live a healthful lifestyle.

53 Fill your life with Celebrations53 So God can fill our lives with

54 Fill your life with Celebrations54 The End


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