By Jeff Conant
From water caliber to social inequality, from elevating plants to emerging temperatures, how we use traditional assets afftects our future health and health. This highly-illustrated advisor may also help health and wellbeing promoters, educators, group leaders and traditional humans take cost in their groups' environmental well-being. In small villages and massive towns, 'A neighborhood advisor to Environmental future health' grants instruments, wisdom, and idea to start remodeling the worldwide challenge in evironmental overall healthiness. This booklet includes actions to stimulate severe pondering and environmental switch, dozens of news of communitites in motion, and directions for making basic applied sciences to purify water, fresh with no toxics, cast off pests, and extra. like several Hesperian books, this name was once constructed in session with corporations from world wide, making sure its appropriateness and usability for numerous cultures and situations.
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Extra resources for A Community Guide to Environmental Health
Chemicals used in factories, mining, and oil drilling and production that are dumped into water sources, and also pollute the air and land. • pesticides used and handled near food, water sources, and at home. When sprayed, they travel far through the air, causing great harm. • chemicals in batteries, paints, dyes, and from making electronics that harm the people who work with them. • motor exhaust from automobiles that pollutes air, water, and soil. Toxic pollution causes serious harm to people, plants, and animals not only where it is released but also far from the source.
25 Making our communities sustainable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Respecting the web of life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Working with nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Preventing harm from pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The precautionary principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vegetables, grains, and wild foods such as berries, fish, and game. When we lose biodiversity, we lose many of the foods we rely on for a healthy diet. Then entire communities are faced with the health problems that come from poor nutrition. Planting a variety of crops promotes both biodiversity and a healthy diet. Gloria, the health worker with Salud para el Pueblo, understood the web of life. Because honey bees need flowers to make honey, and flowering trees need bees to help them bear fruit, planting trees and raising bees helped the community produce food and restore the web of life at the same time.