A Community Guide to Environmental Health by Jeff Conant

By Jeff Conant

From water caliber to social inequality, from elevating plants to emerging temperatures, how we use traditional assets afftects our wellbeing and fitness and health. This highly-illustrated consultant can help healthiness promoters, educators, neighborhood leaders and usual humans take cost in their groups' environmental health and wellbeing. In small villages and massive towns, 'A group consultant to Environmental wellbeing and fitness' gives you instruments, wisdom, and concept to start reworking the worldwide obstacle in evironmental healthiness. This e-book comprises actions to stimulate serious considering and environmental switch, dozens of news of communitites in motion, and directions for making uncomplicated applied sciences to purify water, fresh with no toxics, dispose of pests, and extra. like any Hesperian books, this identify used to be constructed in session with corporations from worldwide, making sure its appropriateness and value for various cultures and conditions.

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24 Building community institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Making our communities sustainable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Respecting the web of life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Working with nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Preventing harm from pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The precautionary principle .

46 What makes water unsafe? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Timothy’s story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 How germs and worms spread disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Activity: How diarrhea diseases spread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Diarrhea diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Treatment for diarrhea diseases .

Animal waste in water No wood to boil water Timothy gets diarrhea No rehydration drink No money for doctor Timothy dies A simple story about how germs travel 1. A man has diarrhea outside. 2. A dog eats the man’s feces. 3. A  child plays with the dog and gets feces on his hands. 4. The child starts to cry and his mother comforts him. He wipes his hands on her skirt.

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