Presentation on theme: "How is Human Health Linked With The Environment?."— Presentation transcript:
How is Human Health Linked With The Environment?
Environmental Hazards: Cultural, Biological, Physical, & Chemical Cultural: Risky behavior that subjects one to hazards Biological: Infectious Diseases Physical: Natural Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes Chemical: Toxic chemicals from industry and technology in paints, pesticides, fuels medicines and cleaning agents
Lets Begin With Risk Assessment Everything we do involves some risk! The process of evaluating a particular hazard before taking action is known as risk assessment.
What is Epidemiology? Life Expectancy: universal indicator of health In 1955,averagelife expectancy was 48 In 2000; 67 and by 2023; 73 CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) US federal agency WHO (World Health Organization) established 1948 by United Nations The study of the presence, distribution and control of disease