Running head: ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE
July 14, 2012
When I hear Environmental Science I think of how science plays a role in the environment but the proper definition is Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field that combines information from many disciplines, such as biology, geography, chemistry, geology, physics, economics, sociology (particularly demography, the study of populations), cultural anthropology, natural resource management, agriculture, engineering, law, politics, and ethics Berg and Hager (2009). Environmental Science is all about understanding the environment, how it works and ...view middle of the document...
There are several environmental hazards that affect human health, one is toxic waste. Some toxic waste, like mercury and lead, pose a threat to human and environmental health hazard and both of these toxins can accumulate in human and animal tissue (Rogers, 2010). Recycling waste properly can really reverse toxic waste but it is up to us to do it. I think they the need to make sure the public have the right information so that we can take the right steps in order to reverse the problem. Another environmental health hazard Asbestos. Asbestos is a natural silicate mineral comprised of varying concentrations of tremolite, actinolite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, and amosite ("Asbestos Removal", 2012). Over time, asbestos exposure can cause tissues coating the lungs and windpipe ("Asbestos Removal", 2012). The scary part is that Asbestos can be found in the air we breathe and in the water we drink which can be very risky, that’s why I always use a filter to filter out my water just in case there is Asbestos or any other harmful things in it. But when it comes to the air we breathe I feel there is not anything that can be done because...