Ase Study: Housing; Recreational Areas and Bathing Facilities; Disaster Sanitation
Write a 2 page paper in which you respond to the following two questions:
Housing and Habitability
Question 1: You are an environmental health inspector asked to investigate problems at a local low-income and poorly maintained apartment complex. There is lead-based paint peeling from the walls, and mold growing on the walls. Summarize the health hazards associated with lead and mold in this particular setting, and describe what may be done to control these two public health problems. Keep in mind the limitations and challenges a low-income community may face, living in poorly maintained housing. Please be sure to support your position with evidence from the literature.
Question 2: One of your goals is to protect the health of swimmers at a local recreational pool. Discuss two methods that have been used to treat swimming pool water, ozonation and chlorination. Then, identify the method or combination of methods that would provide the best protection to swimmers and the publics health. Please be sure to support your position with evidence from the literature.
Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find.
LENGTH: 2 pages typed and double-spaced, in addition to a cover page.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Precision: Each of the questions of the assignment is specifically addressed in the paper. The health hazards of lead and mold are described in the context of a community in a low-income and poorly maintained apartment complex. The paper discusses two methods that have been used to treat swimming pool water, ozonation and chlorination. The paper, identifies the method or combination of methods that would provide the best protection to swimmers health.
Clarity: The paper reads clearly, it is not confusing. It is well structured and grammatically correct.
Breadth: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment. Many of the health hazards of lead and mold are described. The paper described how exposure to lead and mold can be minimized or prevented in this low-income and poorly maintained apartment complex in the community. The paper describes both chlorination and ozonation treatment methods.
Depth: The paper thoroughly describes the tasks of the assignment. The paper describes, in adequate detail, the health hazards related to lead and mold exposures. The paper describes, in adequate detail, the methods that may be used to prevent exposure to lead and mold in the given community. The paper describes many of the advantages and disadvantages of chlorination and ozonation treatment methods. The paper provides a good explanation of the rationale for chosing the method(s) that protect swimmers the best.
Critical Thinking: The paper integrates your understanding of public health exposure to lead and mold to the challenges residents in a low-income and poorly maintained apartment complex may have in controlling and reducing these exposures. The paper demonstrates that you used your knowledge about advantages and disadvantages of chorination and ozonation to decide which of the two methods is best at protecting the health of swimmers.
References: A reference list is provided at the end of your paper (APA formatting is not required but is highly recommended).