Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MyEnvironment site at http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment
and enter your city and state (Queens, New York) ZIP code (11375), or location into the location box. Explore the site to learn more about your environment and things that might be impacting the health of its citizens.
1.Identify something new you learned about your environment and how it could be affecting health by completing this statement: “I didn’t know _____.”
2.How could you, in the role of a community health nurse, address these concerns?
Optional: For more environmental health information, you can also visit the following websites.
-Environmental health tracking: http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/InfoByLocation/
-Air quality: http://www.airnow.gov/
-Toxic release inventory: http://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program