Global Perspective of Environmental Health

Paper instructions:
Please respond to the following questions in full sentences, in your own words, and in a way that is consistent with University policies pertaining to plagiarism and cheating. Points will be deducted for quotes or direct quotes. Course modules should not be cited as references for this exercise. Your entire collection of responses shall be submitted as one text block to the Exercise Three link provided in Moodle.

You will need to cut and paste the text of your response into the link for Exercise Three before the exercise closes on the due date. The link will not accept files, but it will provide a text box. Please take a moment to proof read the text that you place into the text box before submitting your work. Thank you and good luck!

Solid waste. Please respond to the solid waste items below with 6-8 sentences.

Define solid waste in your own words. Discuss three approaches that could be appropriate for reducing solid waste at construction projects. Use at least two credible sources such as but not limited to the course textbook, government website, or peer reviewed journal article to support your response. Include one numerical statistic to support your discussion.

Immediately below your response for these items about solid waste, please insert the references in APA style. Examples of APA reference styles are provided at the end of this document.

Landfills. Please respond to the landfill items below in 7-9 sentences total.

If you had to construct a new sanitary landfill within 50 miles of the San Fernando Valley, then where would you build it? Describe at least four elements of the landfill that would protect or support environmental health. Provide at least one numerical statistic to strengthen your response.

Use at least two credible sources such as but not limited to the course textbook, government website, or peer reviewed journal article to support your response.

Immediately below your responses for these items about a landfill, please insert reference details in APA style. Examples of APA reference styles are provided at the end of this document).

Air quality and disease. Please respond to the following items about air quality and disease in 6-8 sentences total.
Identify an airborne chemical contaminant and discuss its known health effects. Also identify a study or reference that links the contaminant to health effects in a specific city outside of the United States. What can be done to reduce or eliminate exposures to this contaminant?

Provide at least one statistic to strengthen your response.

Use at least two credible sources such as but not limited to the course textbook, government website, or peer reviewed journal article to support your response.

Immediately below your responses for the items on air quality and disease please insert the references in APA style. Examples of APA reference styles are provided at the end of this document).

Hazardous materials. Please respond to the items about hazardous materials in five to seven sentences total.

Define the term hazardous material in your own words. Discuss an incident that resulted in a hazardous materials release outside of California during the period of 2011-2016. What were the real or potential health effects that resulted from the release?

Include a statistic to strengthen your response. Use at least two credible sources such as but not limited to the course text book, a government website, or a peer reviewed journal article to support your response.

Immediately below your responses for this material please insert references in APA style. Examples of APA reference styles are provided at the end of this document.

APA citation samples:

Basic template for Books

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Note: For “Location,” you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY).

Sample book reference entry:

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Basic template for journal articles:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume Number (issue number), pages.

Sample journal article reference entry:

Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.

Basic template for internet articles

Author, A. Last, F. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL.

Sample internet article reference entry

Satalkar, B. ( 2010, July 15). Water aerobics. Retrieved from www.water.gov

Grading rubric for this assignment:

Zero point deductions: Zero grammar and spelling errors. Strong understanding and demonstration of course concepts. Selected references are credible, relevant and properly cited.

Deductions up to three points for each instance of the following: Two cumulative errors pertaining to grammar or spelling. Minor misunderstanding of a course term or concept.

Inability to follow directions.

Partial response for a given section.

Deductions up to five points for each instance of the following:

Formidable misunderstanding of course concepts or lack of clarity in a particular response Reference is not credible, not reputable or not properly cited.

Deductions up to six points for each instance of the following:

Omission of a response for an entire question.

Response is not well connected to course concepts or the questions.

Response is not in the words of the student. Response is not in full sentences.

References are not relevant or reference(s) are omitted.

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