With the emerging concerns regarding the youth directions towards the consumption of foods and drinks that are inappropriate for health leads to premature death, social utility, crime and so on. Emphasizing particularly on the Australia, Hemphill & Heerde (2014) stated that there seems to be a greater issues and dilemma regarding the Youth Binge. It had turned to be extremely problematic when the higher consumption of the alcopops occurred. The government of Australia took a various step to understanding the issues and to cope better with the situation. Taxes have been raised for the alcopops and in the year 2014/15 the government acquired 1 billion dollar taxes from it. However, the situation remained the same or become worse
Eating healthy has become a thing of the past. In the essay by Mark Bittman “Bad Food? Tax it, and Subsidize Vegetables Instead” offers an idea on how to change the Standard American Diet: making healthy food cheaper and fast, processed food more expensive. Calculating the tax to increase one penny would make a difference in the price and the decision for the people as to whether or not the people are will purchase processed foods. He explains that taxes on carbonated drinks and processed foods should increase due to the amount of money it would bring into the government, and the benefits of a healthier American. Bittman’s results remove chronic health diseases that reinvent the way we eat. In “Nickle and Dimed on Not Getting by in America,”
Social Norms is a part of everyday life that is used by everyone. Norms means many different kinds of behaviors. They are usually known as the most common fad that people are doing however, if someone does not do it they do not fit in. Social norms set up the way people think of others and why others judge. They usually work by saying if one is normal or abnormal.
The living conditions and the treatment of Australian Prisoners of War by the Japanese during World War II were horrific. The Japanese soldiers treated the Australian soldiers in such an inhumane way which resulted in the loss of many Australian lives. The living conditions included bed bugs, scare food and water. The Japanese believed the Australian soldiers were dishonourable and believed they deserved to be punished, this is the main cause of the prisoners mistreatment of prisoners. As a result many prisoners obtained illnesses and poor health. The Aftermath heavily influenced Australian prisoners in a negative way. All in all, these four main factors; living condition, treatment, health and aftermath cause a chain reaction, heavily influencing
Health Priorities in Australia- Professional Report Assessment Task By Chloe Hodgkinson Part 1 Provide arguments as to why health promotion should be based on: i. Individuals, communities and governments. (To support your example please provide examples) Health promotion is defined as ‘the process of enabling people to increase their control over, and to improve their health’.
According to Plog and Quinlan (2012) explains the four tenets of industrial hygiene. Furthermore, states that anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control are the useful tenants of workplace hygiene that allow an industrial hygienist to minimize the exposures of hazards by implementing appropriate controls. The controls may include proper disposal of chemical and biodegradable materials. To be effective in recognizing and evaluating on the job hazards and recommending controls, industrial hygienists must be familiar with the hazards' characteristics. Major job risks can include air contaminants, and chemical, biological, physical, and ergonomic hazards.
Menstruation is nearly a universal life experience for all females. The average woman uses approximately 12,000 to 15,000 non-reusable feminine hygiene products in their lifetime (Weir, 2015). Moreover, women spend around 7 dollars on average for a box of tampons on a monthly basis (Durkin, 2017). This cost does not include additional state government imposed taxes on feminine hygiene products which adds an additional economic burden. In Michigan, tampons are classified as “optional luxury items” by the General Sales Tax Act and there is an imposed tax of 6% on top of the purchase price (S.B. 0091, 2017). According to the Senate Committee on Finance, this sales tax
In Australia sugary drinks are not the root cause of obesity, contributing to a mere 1.8% of daily intake of kilojoules. For the obesity epidemic to reduce we need to target the issue, not a targeted product, reducing the sophisticated brainwashing sugary campaigns that children are exposed to from a very young age. Promoting education and the eye-opening, startling facts behind the sugar-coated products. You would never consume 16 packs of sugar yet we pour more coke in our glass, consume more sugar lollies and depend on sugar based products as our lifestyle. Where has our education and intelligence come into use? We need to encourage healthy lifestyle living primarily to young audiences to set up a strong foundation. Raising tax prices by 20% on one targeted product will not be enough, where is the knowledge! Milk based products, confectionery and cereals. Products that can have twice as much sugar, yet we categorise them as “healthy”, and not part of the tax gain. Overall, for an effective result, we need to accompany tax gain with education. To allow people to understand the consequences behind sugar and the dangerous attributes it holds. Together, this system can cause a much more efficient
A fat tax would destroy people’s right of choice in a less than subtle bid from the government to tell us what to eat. Under the Constitution and the policies of Civil Liberties Australia, Australians have freedom of thought, the right to live freely and to be treated equally, as well as the right to share in the community. How can we uphold these basic, indisputable rights if we do not even have the freedom to choose what we eat?
There are various vaccine preventable diseases in Australia that are treated within a certain scheduling from when the child is born. Immunisation is required to protect people against harmful diseases before they are exposed to them from within the community. It is a safe and effective method to protect individuals and others in society, reducing the overall spread of the disease. Australia has an effective immunization program that has dramatically reduced deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases such as; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), whooping cough and chicken pox (varicella). There are many vaccine-preventable diseases in Australian society.
In a residential setting there would be cleaning policies and materials available in concordance with legislative best practice guidance these include data sheets detailing each products’ guidance relating to hazardous substances. These are kept in a file along with the products in a locked cupboard in the COSHH room. The same products are always used but data sheets are updated regularly in case of any changes within the products. Contrary to this within an individuals’ own home they would have full choice over how they cleaned their home and the cleaning materials to be used.
Three British women recently made headlines by “free bleeding” outside the Parliament building in London. The women wore white pants and no feminine care products – making a statement on their pants about the importance of feminine care products (Gruff, 2015). In the UK –as in 40 U.S. states– there is a tax on tampons and other menstruation related products, including sanitary napkins and cups, justified under the general sales tax. Of the 10 states that do not tax feminine care products, five of those states have no sales tax. Meaning just five states have decided to abolish the sales tax on feminine care products. The sales tax applies to feminine care products under the belief that such products are “luxury” or “non-essential” purchases. (Hillin, 2015).
Following on, as Australia’s GST policy exempts fruit and vegetables from having a tax placed upon them, abolishing this policy would have serious negative health implications on the Australian citizens. Obesity is a result of environmental factors, the government must create positive food environments as it is a crucial factor in reducing the risk of obesity and is why there should continue to be no GST on fresh fruit and vegetables (7). Studies conducted by The University of Queensland hs estimated that if the GST
Personal hygiene is a major part of your everyday life. It includes brushing your teeth, taking a shower, applying deodorant, wearing clean clothes, cooking your food properly, and washing your hands when necessary. There are many different types of hygiene and different ways of doing them. The types of hygiene are food and cooking hygiene, medical hygiene, and personal hygiene, there is even such a thing as excessive hygiene. Excessive hygiene may cause allergic diseases. Some parts of the body like the ear canal, or inside of the vagina are mostly better left alone for the body's own cleaning systems. Also, excessive application of soaps, creams, and ointments can adversely affect certain of the body's natural processes. For example,