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DANGERS OF POOR WASTE MANAGEMENT TO PUBLIC HEALTH By Whitney Akuwudike

DANGERS OF POOR WASTE MANAGEMENT TO PUBLIC HEALTH.
   Public health in general seeks to prevent disease's, promote health and prolong life. And as such it encompasses every aspect of human life and man's activities that can affect health and well-being. Waste management plays a huge role to the health of a society. But to fully understand the importance of this topic, we must clearly define some terms such as waste and waste management
   Waste can be defined as a large abundance of something especially without it being used; it is an excess of material, useless by-product or damaged, unsalable products, garbage or rubbish. It is any substance that is considered not useful in the environment and can be harmful to human health. Waste management encompasses management of all processes and resources for proper handling of waste materials, from maintenance of waste, transport trucks and dumping facilities to compliance with health codes and environmental regulations.
   There are two basic types of waste; solid and liquid waste. Other types include medical waste and biowaste ( this consists of any waste that has been used in a medical procedure which can be categorized based on whether it has biological material on it such as blood or internal tissue and also the quantity of the biological material), household waste etc.
   Waste needs to be properly managed in such a way that the adverse effects are minimized to protect the environment and human life. Waste management means the best practice for waste handling, collection, transportation for reuse, recycling(for recyclable materials) and recovery of organic matter for energy production and fertilizer. Poor waste management refers to the neglect of the above stated practices which results in negative impacts on human health and environment.
   Poor waste management can may consist of;
1.       Uncollected waste in habitual areas that results in unsanitary conditions, I.e landfill's
2.       Polluted water flowing from waste dumps and disposal sited which can cause serious pollution of surface water and the surrounding environment.
3.       Burning on the disposal sited which can cause major air pollution, can affect climate change by increasing the green house gas emissions, it can cause respiratory diseases and become a major risk for fire outbreak.
4.       Recyclable materials left at disposal sites combined with other waste materials which encourages the breeding of flies, mosquitos and rats that become very effective vectors that spread disease's.

What are the dangers or effects of poor waste management?
   From all that is explained above, let us look at possible dangers or effects of poor waste management.
A. Environmental effects.
Ø  Surface water and water body contamination. Polluted water from disposal sites can flow into water bodies and negatively change the chemical composition of water thereby affecting all ecosystems existing in the water and cause harm to animals that live in the water, animals and humans that drink from such water body.
Ø  Soil contamination. Hazardous chemicals that sip into the soil from these disposal sites can render plants unfit for consumption as such pl



ants tap nutrients through their roots in the soil and this can cause adverse effects to human and animal health. Also these land sites that have been used for disposal for a long period of time become unfit for agricultural purposes.
Ø  Air pollution. It is very common to observe burning as a means of decomposing waste in landfill's. This however is detrimental to human health and environment as dangerous gases are emitted constantly into the atmosphere which results in the manifestation of acid rain, depletion of the ozone layer and diverse respiratory problems.
Other effects could be economical such as;
I). A place characterized by poor waste management depicts and unhealthy environment which in turn produces unhealthy people and people cannot function properly in a state of illhealth thus reducing productivity and increasing morbidity and mortality in that society.
ii). Decreased revenue that could have been gotten from tourism. A place characterized by poor waste management cannot attract people, investors and tourist and this can reduce the standard of living.
iii). Revenue that could also be gotten from recycling to boast the economic status of the society is left untapped due to poor waste management.

iv). Lastly but most importantly poor waste management has a direct effect to human health I.e arising from excessive breeding if vermin and agents of diseases such as rats which are known to transmit diseases such as leptospirosis, Lassa fever and some other haemorrhagic fevers, salmonellosis and plagues, flies which contribute to the transmission of diarrhoeal diseases such as shigellosis and mosquitos known for the transmission of malaria.
Whitney Akuwudike is a student of  Federal University Of Technology, Owerri, 
she is so passionate about the health of the people and community around

Alcohol Cessation Education Given by Nnawuihe Ugo Nwosu, MS, MBA, CHES

Alcohol Cessation Education Given by Nnawuihe Ugo Nwosu, MS, MBA, CHES
Many Reasons Why You Not Consume Alcohol Include:
·     Alcohol damages your health in many ways
·     It destroys your relationships with friends and family
·     Alcohol can destroy your personal records
·     You can end up in jail because of alcohol
·     You can develop poisoning resulting from excessive drinking of alcohol
Do you Want to Stop Drinking? Here are Useful Tips
·     You must clear all alcohol in your home and place of work
·     You should not skip your meals
·     You should avoid your friends who drink alcohol
·     You should not go to places where such drinking friends frequently visit
·     You must set your personal goals for quitting alcohol
·     Personal reinforcement is important so decide today what you want to achieve
·     You should empower and educate yourself about quitting alcohol
·     You must be determined to work very hard at this self-decision
·     You must apply patience because the road to quitting is long and difficult
·     You should visualize yourself as sober and happy to quit, and you must not allow anyone to change your determination to quit
What are the Risks and Consequences of Drinking Alcohol?
When you consume much alcohol you run the following health risks:
·     Looking anemic and being fatigued
·     Developing  breast, and cancers of the esophagus, colon, pharynx and larynx
·     Developing cardiovascular health problems
·     Possibility of liver cirrhosis
·     Problem of dementia and instability may set in
·     You may develop depression, anxiety problems and mental health disorders
·     You may start having seizure problems
·     You can develop problems of the gout
·     You can develop elevated blood pressure, kidney and heart disorders
·     You run the risk of contracting infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS.STDs because of alcohol-related risky sexual activities
·     Alcohol decreases body immunity and this can escalated diseases like tuberculosis and pneumonia
·     Excessive alcohol consumption causes nerve damage and erectile dysfunction
·     Some babies are born deformed due to alcoholism by pregnant mothers
·     Alcoholism results to low birth weights, miscarriages and premature births
·     Drinking alcohol may lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
·     Broken homes and loss of employment result from alcoholism
·     Alcoholism causes vehicular injurie, fall accidents, drownings and burns.
·     Excessive alcohol consumption is known to escalate domestic violence, homicides, suicidal tendencies, sexual-related assaults, and intimate partner violence problems
Courtesies: CDC, 2016) and Freeman, (n.d.).

Stop drinking and save your life today!



DON’T BE LIKE THEM: STOP DRINKING TODAY
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Nnawuihe Ugo Nwosu is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a doctoral candidate based in Maryland, USA. He is also a partner and resource person with Center for Public Health.

CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATIONS By Dr C'fine Okorochukwu, cfineatlantic@gmail.com

The Centre for Public Health has been granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nation. Consultative status enables Centre for Public Health to actively and constructively engage with the ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies in a number of ways which include:
Participate in the work of the ECOSOC by placing items of interest on the provisional agenda of the Council and submitting statements;
Designate official representatives to the United Nations offices in New York, Geneva , Vienna and other regional offices, who can register for and participate in events, conferences, and activities;
Consult with the ECOSOC and subsidiary bodies on matters of mutual interest or concern; and
An ability to use UN facilities in matters related to the work of the ECOSOC.
Centre for Public Health is associated with United Nation Department of Public Information.

Centre For Public Health Initiative Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS of United States of America and gifts are tax deductible  as allowed by law. We will soon open our Maryland chapter after the New York chapter.