Unit 1- human lifespan development - Evironmental factors

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Pollution
When harmful substances contaminate the atmosphere. Pollutants taken into the body via nose, mouth or through the skin.
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Outdoor pollutants
Traffic fumes, domestic fumes, industry, pesticides.
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Indoor pollutants
Cleaning chemicals, aerosoles, cigarette smoke, mould/bacteria.
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Conditions caused by pollutants
Respiratory disorders, Cardiovascular problems, Allergies
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Respiratory disorders
Asthma, Emphysema, lung cancer
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Cardiovascular problems
Artery blockage, Heart attack
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Allergies
Wheezing, rashes, allergic rhinitis, anaphalactic shock.
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People at risk
Infants, people with existing respiratory disorders and elderly are most at risk from pollution.
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Effects of poor housing conditions: Poor ventilation/ damp and mould -->
respiratory disorders.
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Effects of poor housing conditions: Overcrowding -->
anxiety/ depression.
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Effects of poor housing conditions: Inadequete heating -->
hypothermia.
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Effects of poor housing conditions: Lack of outdoor space -->
cardiovascular problems.
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Effects of poor housing conditions: Poor sanitation/ vermin -->
risk of infection.
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Health and social care services
Acces to services can be difficult as availability can vary between different geographical areas.
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Health services examples
Emergency care, sexual health, ,ental helath, pharmacy, dental, eye care, walk in centres for minor injury, home bursing, chronic health care, community health for screening and preventative care, maternity services, paediactric care.
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Adult and childrens social care
Day centres and luncheon clubs, supported living, residential care, benifits: financial support, home care, housing, childrens services.
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Realtionship between health and social care services
Advisory services, Advocacy, Discharge planning, transport, nursing home, end-of-life care, safeguarding.
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Service availability
-Specialist services/drugs are not available in some geog areas. - Restrictions on delivery/ opening times. - Pressures on services bc increased demand, e.g. flu. - Waiting times bc lack of availability of specialists/beds. - Lack of public transport
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Individual circumstances
Mobility restrics access. - Communication difficulties can impact persons understanding of & contact with services. - Sensory difficulties means harder to find out about available services. - Personal circumstances; caring for others, working hours.
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Card 2

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Traffic fumes, domestic fumes, industry, pesticides.

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Outdoor pollutants

Card 3

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Cleaning chemicals, aerosoles, cigarette smoke, mould/bacteria.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Respiratory disorders, Cardiovascular problems, Allergies

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Card 5

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Asthma, Emphysema, lung cancer

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