Week 3 Discussion Hsc3002 Environmental Health

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.

Health Effects of Exposures to Pesticides

Pesticides have a broad application, including their use in occupational and nonoccupational settings. Many pesticides have been linked to adverse health effects, and as a result, have been banned from use.

Using your course textbook, the South University Online Library, and the Internet, research on episodes of exposure to pesticides that caused adverse health outcomes in humans. Choose one episode and respond to the following questions:

  • What are the health effects that the pesticide exposure caused in humans?
  • What are the steps that could have been taken to prevent the adverse health outcomes from occurring?
  • What are the changes required in the existing law that could discourage the reoccurrence of such exposures?
  • Apart from law enforcement, what are the other ways to prevent future occurrences of such episodes?

Explain the association between exposure to pesticides and health effects

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