Download e-book for kindle: A Community Guide to Environmental Health by Jeff Conant

By Jeff Conant

ISBN-10: 0942364562

ISBN-13: 9780942364569

From water caliber to social inequality, from elevating plants to emerging temperatures, how we use normal assets afftects our wellbeing and fitness and overall healthiness. This highly-illustrated advisor might help overall healthiness promoters, educators, group leaders and traditional humans take cost in their groups' environmental overall healthiness. In small villages and massive towns, 'A neighborhood consultant to Environmental well-being' gives you instruments, wisdom, and proposal to start reworking the worldwide drawback in evironmental healthiness. This e-book comprises actions to stimulate severe pondering and environmental switch, dozens of news of communitites in motion, and directions for making easy applied sciences to purify water, fresh with no toxics, dispose of pests, and extra. like any Hesperian books, this name used to be constructed in session with firms from world wide, making sure its appropriateness and usability for quite a few cultures and conditions.

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How industry can copy natural cycles Environmental health promoters in the Philippines also have another saying: What comes from the factory must return to the factory. Industry causes the most toxic pollution. But even industry can learn from natural cycles to reuse energy and materials in a process called clean production. The first step would be for industry to take back all the waste it creates. If wastes, such as toxic chemicals, cannot be recycled, industry must safely dispose of them, and reduce and eventually eliminate their use.

Drawing activities Making and looking at drawings can help us see solutions to problems that we might not see otherwise. Drawings can be used to start guided discussions, and drawing can be a way for people who cannot read or write well to express themselves and to participate in group leadership. ) ac t i v i t i e s f o r l e a r n i n g a n d m o b i l izi n g Some communities work together to paint pictures on the walls of buildings (murals) that express their problems and hopes for a better, healthier future.

55 Blood flukes (schistosomiasis, bilharzia, snail fever) . . . . . . . . . . 56 Preventing the spread of germs and worms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Toxic pollution in water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Drawing for discussion: How do toxic chemicals get in the water? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Preventing toxic pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Story: Arsenic in “safe” water .

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