Health Effects of Chemical and Radioactive Accidents

Health Effects of Chemical and Radioactive Accidents

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To prepare for this Discussion, read Chapters 7 and 8 and the required articles and websites. Review the PowerPoint presentations in your Learning Resources. If you choose, review the optional resources which have been chosen to highlight exciting activities in public health. Research recent and historic chemical and radiation catastrophes and think about their impact on human health.

Post a brief description of a RECENT or HISTORICAL chemical or radioactive catastrophe and its impact on human health.

Include in your description HOW that EVENT or its outcomes affected you, your state, the nation, and/or the world.

Then, provide an explanation on how the event might have been prevented. Make sure to include examples and a rationale to support your conclusion.

• Required Resources
Readings
• Course Text: Essentials of Environmental Health

o Chapter 7, “Pesticides and Other Organic Chemicals”
o Chapter 8, “Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation”
o PowerPoint: Chapter 7, “Pesticides and Other Organic Chemicals”
o PowerPoint: Chapter 8, “Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation”
• Web Article: Timmer, J. (2011). Understanding Japan’s nuclear crisis. Wired. Retrieved from

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/japan-nuclear-crisis/

Web Resources
• • Essentials of Environmental Health Flashcards

http://publichealth.jbpub.com/essential/friis/2e/Login.aspx?


o Chapter 7, “Pesticides and Other Organic Chemicals”
o Chapter 8, “Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation”
Websites
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Agency for toxic substances and disease registry. Retrieved from
• http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Emergency preparedness and response: Chemical emergencies. Retrieved from

http://emergency.cdc.gov/chemical/

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Emergency preparedness and response: Radiation emergencies. Retrieved from

http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). National report on human exposure to environmental chemicals. Retrieved from

http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Radiation and your health. Retrieved from

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/default.htm

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). U.S. environmental protection agency. Retrieved from

http://www.epa.gov/

Optional Resources
• Readings
• Book: Carson, R. (1962). Silent Spring. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin.
Websites
• Microsoft Download Center. (2005, April 6). Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP. Retrieved from

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11132

Media
• Cano, L. (Producer), Hirsch, B. (Producer), & Nichols, M. (Director). (1983). Silkwood [Motion picture]. United States: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
• Gilbert, B. (Producer), & Bridges, J. (Director). (1979). The China syndrome [Motion picture]. United States: Columbia Pictures.

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