Research Is The Topic Of Environmental Health

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A. The topic I have decided to research is the topic of Environmental Health. The goal of this topic is to promote health for all though a healthy environment. I picked this topic because many health related problems today revolve around environmental factors, like lung disease, asthma, skin cancer, and chemical exposures. Since, everyday people come in contact with their surroundings it is important to make the air we breathe, the water we drink, the homes and the security of a community are safe and do not affect the public in a negative matter. Another important factor in environmental health is to make sure the communities are not in contact with hazardous wastes or toxic substances. Both of these can severely affect a person’s health and can lead to major health problems in the future. “The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors”(2006). B. Creating a healthy environment is important for all people since we spent our entire lives interacting with the world around us. According to Healthy People 2020, “poor environmental quality has its greatest impact on people whose health status is already at risk” (2010). This includes people who already have a sickness, disability, or disease that lowers their immune system, which allows environmental hazards to penetrate and make the individual even sicker. In order to prevent more
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