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Introduction to Environmental Health

In this free online course, learn how the environment is constantly suffering and how we can protect and preserve it.

Publisher: One Education
Are you aware that some human activities have the potential to harm the environment on a global scale? By taking this course you will learn how as individuals, we have become the cause and can be the cure for environmental degradation. You'll learn about environmental pollution and the different reasons behind pollution. You will see the industry-level damage the environment endures and how environmental health is the answer to individual health.
Introduction to Environmental Health
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    1.5-3 Horas
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The need to protect and preserve the environment is increasing exponentially. A safe and healthier environment is paramount for human health and psychological well-being. Due to human activities such as the combustion of fossil fuel, cutting down of forests and more, there have been significant negative changes in the environment which has led to climatic change. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the relationship between human health and the environment and how the environment affects human health and well-being. We will show you the benefits of living green and how to limit actions, tendencies and substances that can compromise the environment that causes human diseases. Learners will gain an understanding of the green products that can be produced to help in curbing pollutants in air, soil, water and more. Upon that, you will discover the various diseases that can be caused by the various types of pollution that exist.

Are you among those that have used the terms 'waste' and 'pollution' interchangeably? If you are one of them, you are definitely in for a surprise because these terms are not the same. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the concept of pollution and waste as well as the difference between them. Waste disposal has serious environmental implications and can cause serious problems. Understanding the industry-level damage the environment endures because of waste can help solve waste issues in the environment. We will show you some of the wastes that are deemed harmful to human health and those that are not. Upon that, you will be taught the types and classifications of waste. This course will also apprise you of the categories of pollutants, the sources of pollutants and examples of pollutants that contribute to the natural world becoming toxic for human health.

Air pollution is caused by a chemical, physical or biological agent that alters the natural characteristics of the atmosphere to the detriment of human health. The air pollutants are usually caused by household combustion devices and mobile vehicles. These contaminants or pollutants can cause changes in climate and weather as well as changes in temperature in the environment. In this light, the effect of a warm environment on human health and well-being will be examined as well as the concept of zoonotic disease. In the final part of this course, you'll learn how waste is a waste of a country's resources and how waste can be treated, recycled and minimized. In addition, you will be taught the solutions to air pollution and the treatment of water for reuse. This course is designed for public health professionals and enthusiasts who take interest in protecting the environment and in living green. Do you care about the preservation of natural resources in order to enhance human-nature coexistence? Enroll now and start this course today.

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