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Guide Questions

1.Describe your community. Is it healthy?


- No, because we experienced different problems in
the environment such as different kinds of
pollution that affect the community and also our
health.

2. What makes a healthy community or


environment?
Healthy and safe community environments
include those with clean air and water,
affordable and secure housing, sustainable and
economically vital neighborhoods (e.g., efficient
transportation, good schools), and supportive
structures (e.g., violence free places to be active,
access to affordable healthy foods, streetscapes
designed to prevent injury).
3. Do the community and environment affect our
health? In what way?
Yes, Many things in the environment can affect
our health. Hazardous substances found in the air,
soil and water can originate from a variety of
sources, such as agricultural and industrial
activities, mining operations, landfills and leaky
underground storage tanks.
4. What is pollution? What are the different kinds
of pollution?
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the
natural environment that cause adverse change.[1]
Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or
energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the
components of pollution, can be either foreign
substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants.
Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint
source pollution. In 2015, pollution killed 9 million
people in the world.
The different types of pollution are:
-Air Pollution -Water Pollution
-Soil Pollution -Noise Pollution
-Radioactive Pollution
-Light Pollution
-Thermal Pollution
-Visual Pollution
5. What kind of pollution are present in your
community?
The kind of pollution that are present In our
community are air pollution, soil pollution and water
pollution.
6. Introduce and discuss the National
Environmental Awareness and Education Act
(NEAEA)?
Republic Act No. 9512
National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of
2008.
This Act promotes environmental awareness through
environmental education. Various educational agencies, DSWD,
DOST, and DENR shall integrate environmental education in
their curricula. It shall encompass the concepts and principles,
laws, international and national best practices, threats of
degradation and its impacts to human well-being, responsibilities
of humans in conservation, protection and rehabilitation of
resources, and sustainable development through the
environment. In addition, environmental education shall also be
part of the National Service Training Program (NSTP).
7. Aside from pollution, what other factors in the
environment affect your health?
A lack of safe water, inadequate excreta disposal facilities,
poor hygiene, poor living conditions and unsafe food can
all cause diarrheal diseases. Climate can affect disease
transmission in a variety of ways. The distribution and
population size of disease vectors can be heavily affected
by local climate. Flooding after heavy rains can result in
sewage overflow and widespread water contamination. In
addition, the accidents in our environment also affect our
health or our lives that might lead us in our death.
8. Discuss Seatbelts Use Act and Anti-Drunk and
Drugged Driving Law.
Republic Act No 8750
Seat Belts Use Act of 1999
Aims to secure and safeguard passengers and drivers of
motor vehicles from injuries and other effects of vehicular
accidents. The policy includes the mandatory wearing of
seatbelts by the driver and front seat passengers of any
running motor vehicle. The Act also prohibits children
from sitting in the front seat of any motor vehicle.
Republic Act No. 10586
Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Law
Penalizes those who will be caught driving under
the influence of alcohol, drugs, and other similar
substances.

9. Provide video clips and images related to the use


of seatbelts and driving under the influence of
drugs or alcohol.
10. Look for a short sample case study in
the Philippines related to the use of
seatbelts and driving under the influence
of drugs or alcohol.