The Four Components Of Health In Libby Montana

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A. Health – A human condition measured by four components; physical, mental, social, spiritual. Page 547
First off, let me define health in my own words. Health is basically a person’s current or future condition based upon many factors, which includes their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states. In Libby Montana, majority, if not all, the population’s health had begun to fall from the norm or average of most This sudden decrease in the general health of this little town was swift and continuous. This was due to the spread of the Asbestos being used for insulation and many other things. The workers in the factory in Libby, were constantly inhaling this deadly substance, and they were also carrying it home on their clothes and shoes
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In this little town of Libby Montana, everyone is very close knit. This means that they all know each other, and each new generation grows to know each other. This is how most small towns are or where before early 2000’s. When all these people became, sick and begun to die, they left their family and friends to grieve intensely. All the deaths, soon to be deaths and issues that came from this asbestos poisoning from this factory in this small town is how you watch these families fall apart. Many of these women were left widows and then some of these children were left parentless in their early mornings. This is how you destroy a person’s belief of family which is supposed to be their support system. Family is one of the most important values a person has. Family is one of the basic building blocks of any American’s values. When our core values fall apart that is how our lives begin to fall apart. This is how most of the citizens of Libby lives begun to crumble. The amount of men dying after working in the factory was forty-two percent when they were there for up to ten years. Then if they were there for more than ten to twenty years the percentage was about ninety-two percent. That’s almost one hundred percent of men there for twenty years died. Since the factory was the main business, and most of the men in towns primary or only job this made it so that …show more content…
With the heavy exposure between 1920-1990, the percentage of employees from the factory dying within 20 years was ninety-two percentage. That percentage is so close to one hundred it’s terrifying. This means almost everyone that worked in the building will die from asbestosis. Which is a horrific number. They don’t have too much substantial data to show the number of women and children that have fell victim to this incurable disease. This shows us how little some people feel about another’s life, family, and everyone they are leaving behind with that horrific memory about how everyone in that factory or from that factory eventually died because their lungs were filled with asbestos which are thick fibers that sink and cling to the bottom of the lungs. The average lifespan of an American, is about seventy-five years. This is because most humans live to about the seventies and the eighties. With all the new medical issues that majority of these fellas have through their lifetimes. This also did help to contribute to why fact that this small town is waiting and slowly falling apart as it continues to do things. The repairs needed to be done by this area and the government is going to take so much time to repair. Hopefully the future generations will be able to not have to suffer from the same ridiculous and horrific lung problems. Leading to the same early deaths

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