Unit 6 Assessment - Environmental Literacy Plan – Phase VI

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Environmental literacy plan

Environmental Literacy Plan

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Environmental Health

The term environmental health sounds like it is talking about the state of our biosphere, when it is actually referring to the health risks to humankind from environmental factors. For example, environmental pollution and disease can be considered environmental health risks; it is through our lifestyle choices, however, that we either increase or decrease our environmental health.

What risks are in your community?

What risks are under your control and which aren’t?

Discuss each of the hazards in your home and community:

Biological:

Chemical:

Physical:

What steps can you take to increase your environmental health?

Food

What foods do you eat that could be an environmental health issue?

Do you have organic stores in your community (such as Trader Joe’s, Fresh Thyme or Whole Foods)? What is the difference in the produce between a big box grocery and an organic grocery store?

What should you be looking for in the foods that you purchase?

OSHA

Evaluate your workplace for environmental health.

What environmental health issues are in your workplace?

Does your workplace have a plan in place to avoid environmental health issues? What is in the plan?

How can OSHA protect you and your co-workers?

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