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Environmental Health theory and practice of assessing, correcting & preventing environmental factors that can have adverse health effects on current & future populations.
Environmental Factors & Exposure (4) Medium Type Setting Functional Location
What are examples of medium? Air Water Soil Food
What are examples of types? Chemical Biological Radiological Examples: herbicides, pesticides, smoke, exhaust, human/animal waste, lead, radiation (radon), antibiotics
What are examples of setting? Urban Rural Suburban
What are examples of functional location? Home School Workplace Community
What are the Healthy 2020 Objectives for Environmental Health? Eliminate elevated lead blood levels in children Minimize risks posed by hazardous sites Reduce significant pesticide exposures Reduce the amount of toxic pollutants Reduce indoor allergen levels Decrease lead-based paint or related hazards
primary, secondary, tertiary prevention for lead poisoning Primary: illness doesn't exist, educate/public service announcements, eliminate landlords. Secondary: screen the children for lead levels by drawing blood Tertiary: child is positive, refer child for lead poisoning
Climate Change climate change is an emerging threat to public health main factors are temperatures, CO2 levels and sea levels
What are the nurse's primary role in climate change? Mitigation: & Response:
What is mitigation? working at individual, community, governmental level to ensure energy-conserving policies and practices, using education where recycling has taken a big part.
What is response? Public health nurses must be prepared for increased fire/storm-related disasters: - threats to food production & security r/t weather.
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