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Title: Environmental Health Unit: Lesson 1 - Introduction


1
Environmental Health Unit Lesson 1 -
Introduction
  • Objective
  • TSWBAT identify issues of how the environment
    affects our personal health on a daily basis.
  • TSWBAT investigate environmental issues,
    government agencies, and eight laws that deal
    with our environment.

2
DHQ
  • How can your actions affect your environment?

3
Environmental Health
  • The study of humans their interactions with the
    environment.
  • It examines
  • chemical, physical biological agents that move
    through the environment affecting human health
    investigates ways to control or minimize them.
  • Human health is dependant on a high quality
    environment
  • The professional in environmental health works to
    protect the overall quality health of air, water,
    soil food.

4
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Department of the US government
  • Protects the countrys land, air, and water
  • Enforces environmental laws
  • Researches issues related to the health of the
    environment
  • Educates the public about environmental issues

5
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA)
  • Part of US Department of Labor
  • Works to prevent injuries and other health
    problems in the workplace.
  • Sets safety standards for workplaces
  • Helps train and educate workers.

6
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 1. Clean Air Act
  • Law that allows the EPA to set standards for
    major air pollutants.

7
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 2. Comprehensive Environmental Response,
    Compensation, Liability Act
  • Law provides funding to clean up uncontrolled or
    hazardous waste sites oil chemical spills

8
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 3. Clean Water Act
  • Law that sets regulations on wastes going into
    water and on the operation of waste treatment
    plants makes it illegal to release pollutants
    into the water

9
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 4. Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Law that protects the quality of drinking water.
    It also sets standards for owners and operators
    of public water systems

10
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 5. Endangered Species Act
  • Law that protects animal plant species
    threatened by extinction.

https//www.youtube.com/watch?vMNCzSfv4hX8
11
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 6. National Environmental Policy Act
  • Law that requires all governmental agencies to
    consider and assess the impact on the environment
    before taking any action that might affect the
    environment.

12
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 7. Toxic Substances Control Act
  • Law the authorizes the EPA to set standards for
    the manufacturing, use, transportation, and
    disposal of toxic substances

13
Laws Acts Regulate the Environment
  • 8. Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Law that sets a series of minimal safety and
    health standards that all employers must meet.

14
DHQ
  • Lesson 2 Describe an environmental health
    law/act that we went over last class

15
Endangered Species Video!!
  • On a piece of paper write down 10 facts about
    endangered species
  • Be specific (use complete sentences)
  • If you fall asleep, I will take points off this
    assignment ?
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