Effect of Environment on Health

Since we are studying ecosystems and populations, I thought it would be interesting to learn about the effect of ecosystems on organisms.  I was reading through Science Daily and there is some research being done on the effect of environments on individual’s health.  Duke University performed a study on the poor health results of people living in poor Chicago neighborhoods.  I found this very interesting.  It is incredible just the amount of evidence they have found in the correlation between one’s living situation and one’s health.  This applies directly to what we are learning in class pertaining to the spread and dispersion of populations throughout areas (with much dependence upon environment).  This research makes me wonder about public health systems that can be implemented in poorer communities to help the health issues of communities.