How do diseases affect human population?

Human Population and Toxins Resource

There are different perspectives on human population growth and the dynamics associated with population change. Go to CIA World Factbook website ( and choose one developed (not the United States) and one developing country and compare the following and answer the questions:

  Developed country

(Developed country is a country which has an effective rate of industrialization and individual income)

Developing country

(Developing country is a country which has slow rate of industrialization and low per capita income)


Population growth rate    
Birth rate    
Death rate    
Net migration rate    


Each question should be answered in a minimum of 200 words.

1. Why do you think the population is increasing or decreasing for that country? Try to explain at least two reasons as to why this is happening? (Please refer to your textbook)

How do diseases affect human population? Can you think about any diseases that has affected the human population? (Please use peer reviewed sources to support your answer).

. Looking at the countries you compared, what are the toxins present in the environment that impact human health? Provide one example for each country.