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What kind of health system do we have in the US up stream or down stream?

upstream approach: get to the heart of the problem and are more efficient
downstream: sometimes the easier approach but not as effficient


Whats an example of downstream vs. upstream approach?

Destroyed ecosystem
downstream: replacing trees
upstream: reducing the amount of effects on the ecosystem


What are strategies to reduce air pollution?

conserve energy, carpool, use environmentally safe products whenever possible, mulch or compost waste


What is the love canal?

a neighborhood in Niagara falls that was a huge landfill and was a pollution disaster that effected the health of hundreds of people


What are some of the “dilemmas” in compliance with water safety?

Private wells are not regulated by the safe drink water act, bottled water isn't always safer, people still flush things down the drain that they shouldnt


What is a point source pollution?

A point source is a single, identifiable source of pollution
ex: a pipe or drain


What is a non-point source pollution?

Non-point sources of pollution are not always attributed to a single source
ex: chemicals from urban runoff


What are the most common mental illnesses?

anxiety, mood disorder, impulse control, and substance abuse


Where is the highest rate of mental illness?



What are food additives?

Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste and appearance


What are food contaminants?

Food contaminants are any harmful substances unintentionally added to food, which may be chemicals from natural sources, environmental pollution, or formed during food processing


Whats the difference between medicare and medicate?

Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage if you are 65 or older or have a severe disability, no matter your income. Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income.


What is Children's health insurance program?

CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid


What is the ACA?

obamacare: makes affordable health care insurance available to more people, designed to lower the cost of health care generally


What is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act?

extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion