Human Environmental Hazards

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There are certain hazards out there that without considering social, economic, and political factors, a person will be without access to certain needs to protect them from these hazards. The four categories of human environmental hazards are cultural hazards, biological hazards, physical hazards and chemical hazards. Cultural hazards come from people that take risks and don’t think about the consequences until it’s too late. A few types of cultural hazards include, smoking, drinking, wreck less driving, criminal activities and consuming too much food. All of these examples can be prevented but, are things that people do on a consistent basis. Although, these activities can be controlled, a lot of times, these things are brought on by peer pressure and/or the people that you are around. Biological hazards start with viruses, bacteria and can spread disease. Some examples are the flu virus; whether swine flu or bird flu, small pox, pneumonia just to name a few. These hazards can be spread by bacteria just being in the air and you being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The flue is easily contagious, especially when a fever is involved because it nests the bacteria needed to spread the sometimes deadly disease. Another type of biological hazard is malaria which comes from mosquitoes spreading the disease. The disease is caused by a mosquito biting a person, in which the parasites are released, destroying the cells (Wright & Boorse, 2011). These parasites becomes hidden from the immune system, therefore, preventing the parasites from being detected to help fight off the infection. Physical hazards include any type of natural disasters. These hazards can include a tsunami, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tropical storms which can turn into hurricanes. All of these hazards are formed simply by Mother Nature and can’t be prevented. Tornadoes are stemmed from strong thunderstorms and can produce large hail and high winds. I’ve learned that it’s when hot...
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