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What are the main specialities in the field of Environmental Health?
Toxicology, Public health, Occupational Health (Idustrail Hygienist), and epidemiology.
4 of them
What is an idustrial Hygienist?
The anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of workplace stresses
Recent focus of toxicology
asbestos, smelters, radiation
Libby, sun, ore
Maslow's Hierarchy?
What we need in order: air, water, food, shelter
Think psychology
Other than chemical what does damage to the human body?
Air pollution, Water pollution, disease.
How does the skin protect?
Layers(keratin), sebaceous secretions, and capillary walls
3 things
Most fragile defense barrier is where?
C) Lungs
a) skin, b) Gut, or c) lungs
What can influence ability of substance to get into the body?
Fat based substances can be absorbed through the skin. Like solvents
The stewardship model differs from the medical model in that it...
...prevents before death
What is an epidemic?
the increase above the expected affected
What is Epidemiology?
Study of that which falls on the poputlaion. The science of occurance.
Who does epidemiology?
epidemiologists
How does epidemiology help us?
helps find cause of disease.
helps plan for disease.
helps control outbreak of disease.
helps prevent and identify disease.
Helps prepare for onset of disease.
helps evaluate the effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, and interventions.
6 things
How does epidemiology help us?
Shows behavior and other factors that might represent risk of disease. It is key to controlling disease.
What are Epidemiology's tools?
Surveillance, Investigation, and Research studies.
3 things
What are three major environmental outbreaks?
Bangledesh Arsenic Poisoning, Mimimata Disease, Bhopal Disaster(pesticides)
last one india
What are two types of immunity?
Cellular, and Humoral
What is cellular immunity?
Cells consume and destroy infecting cells
What is Humoral immunity?
Antibodies bind and immolbilize to help destroy infecting organisms
What are the two types of immunity based on?
Allergen and Antigen
Who was Edward Jenner, what did he do?
Made vaccines by injecting people.
What is an antigen?
Produces antibody reaction
Why would you want cow pox?
Cow pox isn't as bad as smallpox and prevents you from getting smallpox, which leaves facial scaring.
How many people die annually from occupational injuries in the US?
2.2 million
How many people die daily in the US?
153
How many people are disabled daily in US?
9,000
Do we know a lot about workplace chemicals?
no
y or n
What kind of problem did the Mad Hatter suffer from?
Mercury toxicity
Me
What are the 3 most dangerous jobs in the US?
Agriculture, construction, and manufacturing
What part of the government protects the worker? Which organization does the research?
OSHA, NIOSH(research)
What are three major environmental outbreaks?
Bangledesh Arsenic Poisoning, Mimimata Disease, Bhopal Disaster(pesticides)
last one india
What are two types of immunity?
Cellular, and Humoral
What is cellular immunity?
Cells consume and destroy infecting cells
What is Humoral immunity?
Antibodies bind and immolbilize to help destroy infecting organisms
What are the two types of immunity based on?
Allergen and Antigen
Who was Edward Jenner, what did he do?
Made vaccines by injecting people.
What is an antigen?
Produces antibody reaction
Why would you want cow pox?
Cow pox isn't as bad as smallpox and prevents you from getting smallpox, which leaves facial scaring.
How many people die annually from occupational injuries in the US?
2.2 million
How many people die daily in the US?
153
How many people are disabled daily in US?
9,000
Do we know a lot about workplace chemicals?
no
y or n
What kind of problem did the Mad Hatter suffer from?
Mercury toxicity
Me
What are the 3 most dangerous jobs in the US?
Agriculture, construction, and manufacturing
What part of the government protects the worker? Which organization does the research?
OSHA, NIOSH(research)