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User: •What are some ways that the environment affects human health? Weegy: What effects can the Environment have on Health? Introduction. This brief account can address only a small part of a vast
and expanding subject. [ The environment in which we live can be considered as having three fundamental sets of components: Physical [energy of one form or another] Chemical [matter i.e. substances whether natural or man-made] Biological [living things]. Hazards can present themselves to us in various media e.g. air, water. The influence they can exert on our health is very complex and may be modulated by our genetic make up, psychological factors and by our perceptions of the risks that they present. The following deals with general environmental health hazards, and not extremes of climate, occupational hazards, hazards associated with food, most "accidents" or sexually transmitted disease. Health effects from economic and social consequences of environmental change are also not considered here. Associations between an exposure and an adverse health effect do not, on their own, prove that the former is the cause of the latter. Many other non-causal associations could explain the findings. These concerns explain why the language in this context may well be "hedged" even though you might have formed impressions from other sources that some postulated causal associations had been proven. Physical Hazards, and their Adverse Health Effects Although you will have heard or read a great deal about the environmental consequences of global warming, man will probably be affected through famine, or war long before the health of the population as a whole is harmed to a serious degree by the temperature change. However increasing extremes of temperature, as a result of climatic change, could result in increased mortality even in temperate climates. Important issues concerning physical hazards include those relating to health effects of electromagnetic radiation and ionising radiation. If one excludes the occupational environment, then noise and other physical hazards may present a nuisance to many inhabitants, and impair general well being. ] sipichapie|Points 2288| Note: Please rate the response. Click Bad to chat with a live expert.
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