Carson uses the logical strategy by stating a problem or idea and then she proceeds to back it up with facts and supporting evidence. Carson believes strongly that people are not well informed about the hazards that are involved with insecticides. People don’t realize how the chemicals that they use effect more than just the pests that they are trying to get rid of. The chemicals also affect other harmless insects and other innocent animals. Carson feels strongly and passionately about the environment and we can tell this when she says “Can anyone believe it is possible to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life” (Carson 752).
No matter how many flyers would be sent out to residences, nor how many commercials announced that pesticide would be sprayed on a particular day there are still citizens that would have been uninformed to what was taking place. The poor citizens that do have television and the uneducated citizens that would not understand what they were reading and the harmful effects that the pesticide would have on them would be the ones typically to be outdoors when the spraying is taking place. The agricultural workers in the fields would be sprayed or would handle fruit or vegetables with the residue from the pesticide and get very ill. Killing the mosquitoes is a short term fix, when in all actuality the city needs to take the money donated and educate the citizens and tourist on how to avoid contracting the West Niles Virus. Educating people how to take care of themselves is a long term solution that will not cause irreparable damage to the
Doing so will remove the pesticides and the chemical that was use to make them grow. There is a health factor that affects both of them. Non organic foods lose some of the original food nutrients, and the crops are grown with the use of pesticides or any chemicals, which could also become toxic if consumed too often. On the other hand Organic food are grown naturally without any use of chemicals. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and fibers which protect your heart from cardiovascular diseases and also prevent the risk of cancer.
A compelling statement provided by the article is that “Children ages six and eleven are the ones who are gaining large amounts of Annotated Bibliography Tracy Pp.2 weight.” The Institute of Medicine is sending out the message for this group of children who are victims of obesity that have more than tripled in the last thirty years. In using these sources it starts to strengthen a voice on why childhood obesity should be fading. Relevant causes of childhood obesity will also help because after stating facts and causes of childhood obesity each cause one by one. Childhood obesity increases each year and I understand because after studying the trend and the causes if it is not stopped it will be a bigger epidemic than we can handle. Levine, Susan and Rob Stein, “Obesity Threatens a Generation”: Washington Post 17 May 2008 17 Nov 2008
Each time a cell erupts, a swarm of 100,000-1 million new viruses escape. It can take up to ten hours for the flu virus to cause an infected cell to erupt (1). Scientists monitor the flu’s antigen shift and adjust the vaccine yearly to try to keep up with the mutations. A vaccine is effective because it exposes people to the virus’s antigen and causes the immune system to respond. Once the body survives an infection, it gains an advantage over the virus if it invades the body again
Much like cigarette smoke, this will also increase dangers to secondhand smokers. This implies that all the above problems will be experienced by a greater number of people and this will just be breeding a sick society. Medical professionals find it troubling that parents who deliver a "don't smoke cigarettes" speech to their children do not realize the toxic properties of carcinogens in marijuana. New Zealand researchers found that smoking one joint is equivalent to 20 cigarettes in terms of lung cancer. The European Respiratory Journal revealed, "In the near future we may see an 'epidemic' of lung cancers connected with this new carcinogen.
As these children grow older, they are actually, in many cases, at high risk of being seriously injured or even killed by this harmful thing, obesity. Only six years ago a survey was taken up that led to knowledge of estimated deaths caused by obesity-related illness. The astounding statistic shows that 112,000 to 325,000 American adults die from it every year. This means that people with the highest BMI’s are twice more likely to die prematurely than the average American. Here are a few examples of the illnesses caused by obesity: type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, and asthma.
The government were extremely concerned that this was going to be a repeat of the 1918 and 1957 pandemics; where nearly 50-100 million people died worldwide, but, the pandemics became milder as time went on. The deaths were reduced due to medical advancements and more people were aware of the actions needed to prevent the disease; so who is mot at risk? Anyone can suffer from swine flu, but children (specifically under 5’s because their immune systems aren’t fully developed yet), pregnant women and people with existing health problems; are the most affected. The puzzling aspect of the H1N1 virus is that it also effects the healthier of us. At one point, out of 77 deaths 1/5th were extremely healthy.