Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Did You Celebrate Earth Day Today?

It's Earth Day today! April 22. One of the required courses for my MPH was on environmental health. As toxins and other pollutants ruin the world, we need to find ways to improve the planet and reduce health problems. Celebrate Earth Day and support the "Green Generation" campaign that begins today. If you have a strong interest in public health, you may want to look for opportunities that focus on environmental issues that impact healthcare. There are many environmental problems that are worsening healthcare disparities in this country. Poverty-stricken areas are also hit with infectious diseases due to poor hygiene and other sanitation issues.

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