Water Pollution & Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water
For your final project in this course, you will complete a research paper on a topic in environmental health that has an impact on your community. The health issue should be related to human exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, or radiation. You will complete this paper over the course of several units. Be sure to read the instructions for each paper segment in the course before choosing your topic to ensure that your chosen topic will be a good fit for the project.
For this assignment, you will complete the introductory section of your paper. In this section, you must include the following items:
- an overview of drinking water (a brief history of the issue, why it is a problem, how it affects your community, etc.) and your current knowledge of the topic;
- how this issue relates to public health and what you have learned in this unit; and
- two job opportunities that could come from this issue and how these jobs would potentially assist in solving this problem.
Your paper must be at least two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. To support your ideas, use a minimum of two references, Additionally, use a source that focuses on your community (such as a newspaper or journal article). Any information from these sources must be cited and referenced in APA format, and your paper must be formatted in APA Style.