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Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, http://hyg.lf1.cuni.cz/

Occupational health risk assessment

Author: Milan Tuček

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Occupational hygiene is discipline recognizing, evaluating and controlling occupational health hazards and about practical risk assessment in the workplace (exposure assessment). The risk assessment in principle consists essentially of an identification of the present hazards and an estimate of the extent of the risks involved taking into account whatever precautions already have been taken. Many think of the term „risk assessment“ as belonging primarily to the environmental community; however, if you are a practicing industrial hygiene professional, you are already doing risk assessment. Risk assessment has been broadly defined as the methodology that predicts the likelihood of numerous unwanted events, including industrial explosions, workplace injurie, natural catastrophes, injury of death due to an array of voluntary activities (e.g., skiing, sky driving), diseases (e.g., cancer, developmental toxicity caused by chemical exposure), death due to natural causes (e.g., heart attack, cancer) and death caused by lifestyle choices (e.g., smoking, alcoholism, diet). As a tool for health risk assessment a system of categorization of work operations has been established in the Czech Republic.

Lifestyle - nutrition of hygiene and epidemiology

Author: Eva Kudlová

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Importance of breastfeeding. Physiology of breastfeeding. Feeding recommendations for young infants and young children. Infant and young child feeding: Importance of breastfeeding. Physiology of breastfeeding. Feeding recommendations for young infants and young children. Dietary guidelines for the prevention of civilization diseases. Food pyramid. Assessment of nutritional status History, Clinical examination, Laboratory examinations, Dietary intake, Recommended daily allowances. Malnutrition: Overview of most important nutrient deficiencies related diseases. Alternative diets: Characteristics and evaluation of selected types of alternative diets. etc.

Further reading: The optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding.
WHO 2001.
This report of an expert consultation summarizes the objectives of the consultation as well as the findings, and recommendations for practice and research.

Presentations and background materials for seminar Child and adolescent health

Author: Eva Kudlová

Overview of Guiding principles: addressing poverty and inequities, life course approach, public health approach.