If it Weren’t Obvious Enough, Environment is Key to Health
Welcome to my UN Sustainable Development goal Blog. My name is Jessica Qiu and this is where I’ll be sharing information and my thoughts about the impact of the environment on health and wellness. Here I will address the future sustainability goals that I will research, trends, targets, personal interests and goals, stakes of the lack of knowledge in this particular area, and questions that I would like to answer during this research blog.
The Future Sustainability Goal that will be researched in this blog is “Good health and Well-Being”.
Its goals are to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” and the topic I will address is Health and population.
2.) Hit, Misses, and What we Could do to Make a Change
A UN target that I would like to research further is how to substantially reduce the amounts of infection that may lead to death and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination.
One barrier that I identified while looking into this topic was that to achieve the goals of good health and wellness for all, we would need to eradicate poverty to eliminate the spread of disease, illness, and anything detrimental to health.
It would be beneficial to extend my research into this obstacle so I can better understand the ways and try to aid in reversing the effects, and help spread awareness to make a change. The goal is to improve health for all, and that includes the unfortunate.
3.) You Might be Asking Why I Care
Personally, I am drawn to this topic because my future goals are to work in health care as a Dentist. By understanding more about how the environment affects health, I would able to connect it to how it will effect tooth longevity.
As someone who is looking to serve in the health care world, it is essential to know about the dangers of disease and illnesses in order to fully understand the job.
4.) Why You should Care As well
It’s beneficial for everyone including other rising professionals, managers, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs to understand the circumstances and how to take preventative measures no matter what field you are in.
People will constantly be around you in all jobs and there will always be some sort of contact with another human, and you never know whether they may or may not be carrying around a contagious disease that could negatively affect you and others.
If you live on Planet Earth, it would be best for all mankind to understand the threats of an unhappy environment.
It’s clear that failure to understand this topic will lead to an increase in death, uprisings new illness, and lots more.
5.) Are We All Wondering the Same?
While reading about this UN Sustainable Development goal, some questions emerged:
- What are the deadliest kind of disease and their rates?
- What infection is most common?
- What are the effects of poor health to teeth?
- What are the best ways to protect yourself and others from it?
- What are the cures are are there any available?
- How can we try and better the environment to reduce the risk of death or sever illness?
If we all had a better understating of this topic, we then could then possibly agree on a solution that would improve our health and wellness even if it were in the slightest bit.
We all know that old saying, that Knowledge is power. In this case, it really is. Our environment will portray its health on to human kind.