“Relative to developing countries, waterborne disease in the United States is a non-issue. The CDC reports very few deaths from waterborne disease outbreaks, and we therefore have no reason to worry.” Identify and discuss the potential fallacies in this statement.

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Answer the following questions in essay format:
1. “Relative to developing countries, waterborne disease in the United States is a non-issue. The CDC reports very few deaths from waterborne disease outbreaks, and we therefore have no reason to worry.” Identify and discuss the potential fallacies in this statement. Outline and discuss at least 2 fallacies with the statement. Arguments should be sound and based on fact. Factual evidence needs to be clearly provided for each argument proposed.
2. In the United States, occupational health regulations are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). What are some of the major factors that limit their effectiveness? What changes might you propose to address these limitations?
3. WHO and other agencies still recommend utilization of DDT and similar compounds to control many vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, in some developing nations. The risks associated with DDT have been known for many decades. In your professional (not personal) opinion, is it appropriate that these compounds are still used for vector control? Discuss the issue from a public health perspective.
Guidelines on how to answer the questions:
• Each answer should be approximately 500 words. Please be concise and adhere to the word limits.
• Submit your answers in one MS WORD document.
• Provide in-depth responses, demonstrating knowledge of concepts, and utilizing material covered.
• Please follow APA 7 guidelines for formatting and citations.
Notes:
Use ONLY academic peer-reviewed journal articles and the textbook provided. As well as information found on national websites such as the CDC, WHO, and/or EPA.
Nanoparticles: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749107002734
Susceptible populations: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2007.114777;
Gene Environment Interactions: https://www.nature.com/articles/hdy20102.pdf
Environmental Justice: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/10/951
The Environment and COVID-19: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138813
Textbook: Friis, R. H. (2019). Essentials of environmental health. In Essentials of environmental health (pp. ). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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