During the Dust Bowl, the dust became a serious threat to health and life .When dust entered the lunge, the moisture them it into mud that attached to the organ. Many people suffered from breathing problems especially children. Livestock also suffered from the dusty air and many died from such unbearable environmental conditions. Scientist predicted that the illness resulted invisible microorganisms such as bacteria or germs that lived and multiplied in dust rather from the dusty clouds. The invasion of a person’s body can lead to fatal consequences .
Some of the women did not dress appropriately for the training, like wearing a huge coat over a thin dress, which caused them to get sick. Illnesses were very common, especially overseas in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA). Some of the illnesses were dermatitis, caused by the humidity and the heavy clothes worn by the WACs, malaria, and pneumonia and bronchitis, which happened from a shortage of dry footwear. Some of the WACs in the SWPA got extremely sick, which caused them to have to leave their theaters. In the SWPA, women had a very high maintenance
Caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae the waterborne illness causes extreme diarrhea that leads to dehydration, and, if left untreated, death within a matter of hours. Even more cause for worry stems from the fact that, as cholera suffers shed so much diarrhea that it often ends up in the water supply and infects even more people, continuing the cycle. As a disease that affect children and the elderly most severely, its effects can devastate whole communities as it normally appears after some type of disaster. For example, after the 2010 earthquake destroyed most of Haiti, cholera also broke out, exacerbated by the infrastructure breakdown, low access to clean water, and inaccessibility of medical
Low birth weight and hypertension/chronic high blood pressure play a huge role in health disparities. Black women have around 6% more low birth weights than white women and black individuals have almost 15% higher blood pressure than white individuals (Dressler, Oths, Gravlee, 2005). These two health indicators can be results from experiencing chronic stress, which may result from segregation, etc. All of these models show that ethnicity and race are very important variables to health disparities and need to be closely examined and
Due to the lack of proper health care in these countries, many children with Rotavirus also get the stomach flu (Gastroenteritis), which causes diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, and dehydration. This is why Gastroenteritis and Rotavirus go hand in hand, similar symptoms. The way Gastroenteritis is spread is similar to Rotavirus, by improper hand washing and through people infected with the virus. Many children affected with these viruses tend to die because their immune systems cannot handle the severity of the diseases and their countries cannot offer proper
Context. Postnatal depression is one of the most frequent difficulties viewed as behavioral issues and mental sickness/problems in women about four to six weeks after giving birth. It’s a major public health issue given its prevalence and impact not only on mothers and babies but also to their households as well. However, untreated postnatal depression is well-known to suffer adverse results such as unfavorable parenting practices and impaired mother-baby bonding, which in return is known to affect rationale and emotional growth of the baby. The gravest, of course, is maternal suicide and infanticide.
I can also relate this study to the reading called “Turning Public Issues into Private Troubles” (Bryson, McPhillips, and Robinson 2016) because the consequences of inequality were suffered by children in both cases. In the study I focused on, children under the age of five were the ones dying the most from water related illnesses (2016:676). In Bryson et al. (2016) article, they found that because the children were in close proximity of the smelters , they were the ones affected the most and often ended up with high blood lead levels (2016:131). Government in both of these cases, failed the people.
Background Smoking is a deadly habit affecting the health of many globally, nationally, and locally. Smoking has immense negative health repercussions, reducing life expectancy by at least ten years compared to nonsmokers (CDC, 2016). Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals, including tars, carcinogens, metals, and other toxins that cause harm. The carcinogens inhaled, are then freely transferred from the lungs to the bloodstream, which may cause various cancers (Peterken, 2014). Additionally, many constitutes of cigarette smoke is absorbed into the saliva and swallowed, which leads to various negative topical effects on the gastric mucosa.
Hazardous chemicals incidents in USA Globally more than a million of children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal disease led by contaminated drinking water, poor hygiene, and the lack of sanitation facilities. It is known that industrial and agricultural work involves the use of many different chemicals that can run-off into water and pollute it and taking in consideration that, by their nature, storage, the manufacture and transport of chemicals are accidents waiting to happen and they can be corrosive, toxic and may react often they are
Healthcare workers, patients and communities at large remain highly exposed to healthcare waste. Contaminated needles/ syringes and other supplies are unsafely disposed off in a number of countries and this pose a risk to healthcare workers and to the public at large. More than 16 billion injections are administered word wide. Of these, 95% are curative in nature, and 5% are administered in immunization setting. It is estimated that 50% of infections given in developing countries are unsafe, and these account for 33% of new hepatitis B virus, 43% of hepatitis C infections and 2.5% of new HIV infections (Path,