Our Built Environment And Its Effects On The Population

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Our Built Environment and its Effects on the Population
When many people consider their health the building they are standing in does not likely come to mind, but scientist research has found the built environment around us may correlate directly to our health outcome. These buildings are considered the built environment. In fact, the built environment includes all buildings, spaces, and products created or modified by people (article source). It is important to ensure safety and positive health incomes for our communities. To be able to do this we must consider our built environment. Srinivasan, O’Fallon, and Dearry take a closer look at this topic in their article “Creating Healthy Communities”. The aim of this composition is to evaluate this article, the key situations affecting, and the future trends of our built environment.

Key Situations
Housing and Community
The effects of housing on health may become more apparent if a radical example is provided. Imagine standing in a low-income housing apartment that is dilapidated, the roof leaks, ants get in easily through the windows, the heat barely works, but it is what the tenants abiding can afford. The moisture may cause mold, which can lead to a multitude of health issues. The lack of heat may cause the tenants to become sick or even stricken with hypothermia. The overall visage of living in these conditions may adversely affect the tenant’s mental health. Exposure to pesticides to kill ants may adversely affect the…
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