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Poisoning, Toxicology, Environmental Health


Air Pollution For General Audiences. This module describes air pollution and its causes, common types of air pollutants, effects on human and animal health and the environment, air quality guidelines, health risks, strategies to reduce impacts from indoor air pollution and facts and prevention tips.

Airborne Diseases For General Audiences. This module defines airborne diseases, identifies their causes and tells how to avoid contracting them. An airborne disease is any respiratory disease which is caused by pathogens, or germs, that are sent out through the air. Examples of airborne diseases are measles, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis.

Direct Contact Diseases and Transmission

Foodborne Diseases For General Audiences. Foodborne diseases, commonly called food poisoning, result from eating contaminated food.This module describes these diseases, identifies their causes and tells how to avoid them.

Quitting Smoking Quitting smoking is the most important step that smokers can take to improve the length and quality of their lives, but it is not easy. Nicotine is the primary reason that quitting smoking is difficult. Nicotine, a drug found naturally in tobacco, is as addictive as heroin or cocaine.

Vector-borne Diseases Vectors are living organisms that can transmit infectious disease between humans or from animals to humans. This module provides an overview of the main vectors and the diseases they cause and covers transmission, risk factors, detection and control, response to outbreaks, elimination and measures of prevention.

Waterborne Diseases