The Impact Of Urbanization On Public Health

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If the movement of people, food, and manufactured goods can have such a negative impact on public health, should steps be taken to reduce these flows? What other options are there for lowering the spread of global diseases? How does increased trade in food lead to the spread of food-borne illnesses? What measures can be taken to reduce the incidence of these diseases?

The increased movement of people, food, and manufactured goods, which is one of the defining feature of globalization, is often criticized for having a negative impact on public health (The LEVIN Institute, n.d.). In effect, local diseases can easily travel together with goods and people. So, it can happen that dangerous diseases cross borders so quickly that it is very difficult
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Nevertheless, not all of the risks for public health are connected with travelling. Some risks are linked to urbanization, climate change, local environment concerns, increasing drug resistance by microbes, and breakdown in public health systems (The LEVIN Institute, n.d.). Moreover, rapid movement of people, goods and services have also some positive aspects. For example, people can access to medicines and medical information in more effective and simplified manners, and they can even be treated abroad. Also, new dangerous diseases can be discovered, described, monitored and researched simultaneusly in multiple part of the world, and more quickly than ever…show more content…
The modified part is the DNA, and these modifications are often achieved by inserting pieces of the DNA from other organisms into the target ones. This practice has generated a lot of discussions worldwide, and some countries are limitating and even proibiting the import of GMOs because of concerns based upon both ethic and health arguments. In my opinion, health and environment concerns should be carefully examinated before allowing a free diffusion of GMOs, and it is widely agreed that there are not enough information to establish weather or not GMOs are unhealthy or dangerous for the environment. Also, I feel the risk that original species would disappear if OGMs get diffused. Moreover, GMOs are patented, so even their seeds cannot be used without paying royalties, which sounds enough strange to

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