The World Health Organization (WHO) works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor. The WHO focuses on six core activities:

  • drinking-water quality management
  • water supply and sanitation monitoring
  • cholera surveillance and prevention
  • water and sanitation in different settings
  • water resources management
  • other activities (including economic aspects, climate change, and the Millenium Development Goals)
This F.E will be aligned with WHO and their core activities. Students from the global health cure course will explore beaches of Chicago for evidence of pollution. As an assignment, students must identify the items that were found on the beach that are not “natural”.
Please write a comment on this blog with the following objectives:
1) Identify the “unnatural” items found on the beach.
2) Identify the elements that make up the item from the periodic table.
3) (a) Take a picture of the item (b) Upload the picture on flicker (c) Include a link of the picture from flicker into your comment box below.
4) Explain why this item pollutes our water supply and the environmental health.
5) How can this item affect our health and ecosystem?