With 4.6% of the world's population, the United States creates what percentage of the world's solid waste?
Household and municipal waste makes up what percentage of the total solid waste in the United States?
What is the ultimate approach to the growing solid waste problem?
to collect waste, recycle what can be reused, and enact source reduction by limiting the creation
What causes acid rain?
it is a result from emissions of burning fossil fuels that react with water vapor
What are the three factors that affect the size and age of a population?
What are common problems that old people have regarding their homes?
Closely linked to income, health status, and availability of caregivers
New concerns: lack of retirement benefits, insurance, lower net worth assets
Identify four factors that have contributed to an increasing number of environmental hazards.
Human population growth
Production & use of disposable products & containers
What kind of steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate indoor air pollution?
select safe products
avoid products with formaldehyde
limit/prohibit indoor smoking
maintain heating & cooling equipment
test for radon
Trace the history of the health care delivery system in the U.S.
before 1870 it was not all science based, it was experience based.
-tasks performed in peoples homes
-hospitals only in large cities
-early 1900s care became better, decline in mortality, visits moved to doc office and travel time was reduced
-1920s, chronic diseases passed communicable diseases as leading causes of death
-more training and new technology with a two party system: doctor and patient
-WW2 made wages too expensive to afford
-third party payment system enacted and 1965 medicare/caid
-HMO act 1973 then american health security act in 1993
What are the components of quality health care?
Doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right way, for the right people, and having the best results
Quality health care should be:
Describe the 4 approaches to solid waste management.
-Collection: 80% of waste management $ spent on this
-Source reduction: limit creation
-Recycling: collecting (curbside & drop-off), sorting, & processing; composting;