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1

25% of the global burden of disease is attributable to what?

Environmental factors: air, food and water pollution, wast disposal, natural disasters, nutrition

2

Environmental health factors

Chemical (pesticides, fuels), physical (radiation, temperature), biological (microbes), social/psychological (SES, stress).

3

Environmental health threats

Air pollution, water pollution, waste management and food contamination

4

2 main sources of air pollution

Stationary (coal power plants) and mobile (automobiles)

5

Sources of indoor air pollution

Paint, building supply, wood-burning stoves, mold/bacteria, smoking, pet dander, radon

6

Uses of water

Agricultural, domestic and industrial

7

Clean water act

Regarding water discharged into environment

8

Safe drinking water act

Regarding water we take into our body

9

Drinking water hazards

Disinfection byproducts increase cancer risk. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products end up in waste water system.

10

Categories of hazardous wastes

Characteristic wastes (ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity) and listed wastes (F, K, P, U)

11

What are sources of food-borne illness?

Microbial, toxins, environmental contamination, pesticides and food additives.

12

What are the two portions of the public health assessment?

Exposure evaluation and health effects evaluation