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ENVIRONMENT by Mind Map: ENVIRONMENT

1. DUST

1.1. Dust Allergens

1.1.1. Outdoor allergens

1.1.1.1. Unpaved roads

1.1.1.2. Unpaved yards

1.1.2. Indoor allergens

1.1.2.1. Triggered during vacuuming,sweeping or dusting

1.1.2.2. Dust mites

1.1.2.2.1. Causes eczema to flare

1.1.2.2.2. Triggers asthma

1.1.2.3. Mold

1.1.2.3.1. Causes nasal stiffness

1.1.2.3.2. Throat irritations

1.1.2.4. Air vents

1.1.2.5. Pet hair,fur or feathers

2. NOISE

2.1. Sleep disruption

2.2. Noise -induced hearing loss

2.3. Concentration problems

2.4. Stress reactions

3. AIR

3.1. Indoor air

3.1.1. Tobacco smoke

3.1.2. Animal dander

3.1.3. Combustion products of oil,gas,kerosene & coal

3.1.4. Pesticides & household cleaning

3.2. Air pollution

3.2.1. Aggravates chronic health conditions

3.2.1.1. Increased medication use

3.2.1.2. More visits to health care providers

3.2.1.3. Hospitalization

3.2.2. Increases odds of disability in activities of daily living

3.3. Air quality

3.3.1. Particle pollution

3.3.1.1. Unpaved roads

3.3.1.2. Wood burning

3.3.1.3. Agriculture sites

3.3.1.4. Affects lungs & heart

3.3.2. Ground level ozone

3.3.2.1. Summertime pollutant

3.3.2.2. Reduces lung function by 20%

4. COLD

4.1. Sensitive to cold temperature

4.1.1. Low blood

4.1.2. Poor metabolic rate

4.1.3. Thinner skin

4.2. Aging body not able to generate enough heat

4.3. Mild hypothemic

4.4. Feeling of cold in adults

4.4.1. Have low body temps compared to young people

5. GREEN SPACE

5.1. Absorbs pollutants

5.2. Lowers surface temperature

5.3. Lowers level of stress

5.4. Reduces symptology for depression & anxiety

6. HEAT

6.1. Elders don't sweat as much as younger alduts

6.2. Elders stores fat differently which complicates body heat regulation

6.3. Dehydration

6.4. Living on top floors

6.5. Heat related illnesses

6.5.1. Living alone & unable to care for themselves increases risks

6.5.2. Prescriptions medicines that reduce sweating

6.5.3. Salt restricted diets