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Air Quality Control & Protection Paper

To Prepare:  For this assignment, prepare a paper on the environmental health functions and public health responsibilities related to an air quality control and protection scenario provided below. Think about your role as future environment public health professional and how you might address the scenario to effect positive social change. Also, think about the responsibilities and services you may be called upon to carry out for the community.

 

 

Paper Guidelines:

  • Communication plan needs to be at minimum 5 pages with 10 references
  • Paper is written in Single-Space
  • Font size 12 & Times New Roman font
  • A Title page, in APA format
  • Section headers in APA format
  • Additional Reference page at the end with APA citations

 

 

Scenario:

Elevated Radon Levels

  • It has been reported by many residents of a newly developed subdivision that their homes are testing extremely high for Radon. Over the next several weeks, many more residents have filed complaints with the local health department demanding something be done to help monitor the levels and protect their health.

 

 

 

Outline

 

Section headers, in APA format for each section below:

  • Describe the air quality incident and highlight the unique attributes of this situation and why it is a public health concern. Explain the situational background and why a public health response would be warranted.
  • Describe the potential human health effects of this incident, taking into account the unique environmental health factors that influence exposure. What challenges/barriers can you expect to face given this information?
  • Analyze the core public health roles and responsibilities in responding to the event and how local, state and federal public health agencies may work together in controlling the air quality incident. Also, what other resources and/or partnerships may be needed to respond to this incident?
  • Describe the specific public health and community protection procedures that you feel will best protect the community and why? Make sure to discuss at minimum, incident investigation, exposure assessment, hazard containment, and public information dissemination.
  • Provide a summary/conclusion adequately closing the paper and finalizing your thoughts on how these measures contribute to positive social change.

Last Updated on April 3, 2019

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