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  • 1. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS Angelie D. Mamon
  • 2. Objectives a. Define Hazard and Risk b. Identify the types/kinds of environmemtal hazards c. Discuss Risk Assessment and Risk Management d. Suggest ways to prevent Environmental Hazards in the Philippines
  • 3. Outline a. Hazard b. Types of Environmental Hazards c. Risk Assessment d. Risk Management
  • 4. Hazard A situation that poses a level of threat to life, health ,property, and environment. (Nebel & Wright,1993) Most hazards are dormant, armed, active. (Wikipedia 2010) Risk= hazard x vulnerability (– )capacity The likelihood or probability of an adverse outcome or event. (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/e ra.pdf)
  • 5. Chemical Hazards Harmful chemicals in the air water,food ,or soil ‘ Toxic’: causes temporary or permanent harm or death ‘ Hazardous’: causes harm because it is flammable,explosive, or irritates skin,lungs,causes allergies. Mutagens: causes a mutation in DNA ; increases change for mistakes in the DNA to occur Teratogens: harms,causes birth defects in fetus or embryo Carcinogens- promotes cancer (www.greenet.com)
  • 6. Biological Hazards Pathogens, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. Non-transmissible disease: does not spread from person to person .Ex. Ashma, cardiovascular problems, and malnutrition Transmissible disease: also known as “infectious” a disease that can spread from person to person
  • 7. Physical Hazards Fire, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, floods, typhoons, etc.
  • 8. Physical Hazards
  • 9. GEOHAZARDS • are geological phenomena that pose danger to people’s lives, properties, infrastructure and communities. These include landslides, flooding and land subsidence. However, in some cases, geohazards can also be induced by human activities. • Geohazards cannot be totally prevented but their impact on people and the environment may be lessened or mitigated. (www.denr.gov.ph)
  • 10. GEOHAZARD MAPPING AND ASSESSMENT
  • 11. Causes of Hazards • Natural Hazards • Man-made Hazards • Deadly force or retribution
  • 12. Risk Assessment Scientific process of estimating the harm or danger a particular hazard can have on human health or environment Identify it! Probability? Consequence?
  • 13. Development of Plans • How to assess unknown hazards • What do you already know about these drums?
  • 14. Possible Scenarios • As an emergency responder, unique exposures are possible
  • 15. Risk Management Making decisions to reduce the risk of a potential hazard. Analyze: Is it worth it? How much reduction?
  • 16. Flammable Hazards • Watch for Flammable Hazards
  • 17. Let’s ponder on this…
  • 18. References Sat Dharam Kaur (n.d) Five Environmental Hazards retrieved July 3,2013 from Kandiri Yoga website: httpp.//3ho.org. Propai Jaimun (2012,Jan.18) Global Warming Cartoon retrieved July 3,2013 from www.youtube.com/watch Mr. 10orless(2012,Dec.3) Environmental Hazards retrived July 3,2013 from httpp.www.yuotube.com./watch?=nc/y Bernard J. Nebel & Richard T. Wright,(1993) Environmental Science.New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  • 19. Thank you!!!

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