New PDF release: A Community Guide to Environmental Health

By Jeff Conant

ISBN-10: 0942364562

ISBN-13: 9780942364569

From water caliber to social inequality, from elevating plants to emerging temperatures, how we use average assets afftects our healthiness and future health. This highly-illustrated consultant may help well-being promoters, educators, group leaders and traditional humans take cost in their groups' environmental wellbeing and fitness. In small villages and big towns, 'A neighborhood consultant to Environmental well-being' offers instruments, wisdom, and notion to start remodeling the worldwide drawback in evironmental wellbeing and fitness. This e-book includes actions to stimulate serious considering and environmental swap, dozens of reports of communitites in motion, and directions for making uncomplicated applied sciences to purify water, fresh with out toxics, eliminate pests, and extra. like every Hesperian books, this identify used to be constructed in session with agencies from around the globe, making sure its appropriateness and usability for various cultures and situations.

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42 Acceptable risk? For whom? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 35 Environmental Rights and Justice Every person in every community has the right to health, and to a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, these rights are often not respected. Many people suffer from serious health problems caused by a scarcity of basic necessities and an excess of harmful substances. The most vulnerable people are those who have low status because of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, class, caste, poverty, or for other reasons.

Toxic pollution travels through the environment in our air, water, and soil. Most pollution comes from things we use and are exposed to in our daily lives. The most common ways people are exposed to toxic pollution include: • smoke from fires, especially when plastic is burned. We breathe in toxic smoke, and toxic ash pollutes our drinking water and our crop land. • smoke from factories that pollutes air, water, and soil. • chemicals used in factories, mining, and oil drilling and production that are dumped into water sources, and also pollute the air and land.

19 20 3 Protecting Natural Resources for All In this chapter: page Causes of environmental health problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Corporate control is bad for our health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Building community institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Making our communities sustainable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Respecting the web of life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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