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A Healthy Planet is a Prerequisite for Healthy People
Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join Hyun-Min Hwang, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Sciences at Texas Southern University, as he discusses the links between people’s health, and the health of our planet. Our planet consists of four major components: lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (living things), and atmosphere (air). A healthy planet is a prerequisite for healthy people. Every day we depend on the health of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat, and the land on which we build houses to keep us alive and healthy. But the health of the planet has been degraded by humans. Pollutants in air, soil, water, and food threaten human health. Humans have also created many global environmental problems such as ozone depletion and climate change. This presentation will cover how humans have polluted our planet and how a polluted environment affects human health. Time will be provided for discussion with the audience after Professor Hwang’s talk. Please register for this talk on www.eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions.