This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO).
Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MyEnvironment site at http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment (Links to an external site.), and enter your city and state, ZIP code, or location into the location box.
Choose one of the topic areas.
Then, click on the boxes under the Map Contents menu to add data into the map on specific topics. Explore the site to learn more about your environment and things that might be impacting the health of its citizens.
Optional: For more environmental health information, you can also visit the following resources.
Professor’s comment: Hello Class,
This week, we are exploring environmental health and its role in the community.
Please go to http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Type the name of an identified toxin into the search box. Explore your results. What are some of the potential health impacts from this toxin? How could a CHN assist in addressing the issue(s)?
*This could also be used as a midweek question for the entire class or as an additional resource in your discussion summary.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2019). Community/public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (7 ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.