Running Head: Environmental Hazards and Human Health 1
Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Mary L Fenn
Running Head: Environmental Hazards and Human Health 2
People are surrounded by environmental hazards at all times. This paper will discuss the four types of environmental hazards; Biological, chemical, cultural, and physical. This paper will also cover how we as people interact with environmental hazards throughout our lives.
Biological hazard is an organism or the by-product of an organism that is harmful to other living things particularly human-like viruses, medical waste, or any other toxins created by handling letters and possibly getting infected with anthrax, a disease that is often used by terrorism because it comes in a powder form often sent through letters. Each person who handles the letter has possibly became infected with anthrax and not know it.
Chemical hazard is any substance that can be poisonous or is harmful to your health, like as, gas fuels, bleach, shout, comet, etc. Humans interact with chemical hazards by exposing themselves to fumes from gasoline when fueling up their vehicles or lawn mower. They also expose themselves by using household cleaning agents during daily cleaning activities.
Cultural hazard is a hazardous activity that belongs to a culture of a subculture. It’s a hazard that does not mean it will definitely happen but the risk is very higher of it happening because they are part of their culture. Humans interact with cultural hazards by being a part of street gangs. Along with each gang, comes consequences, like take a wrap for the gang, going to jail, possibly killing someone, family members being threatened, and a high chance of getting robbed....