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  What are stressors?
  Do stressors harm me?
                                           These are excellent
                                           questions!

                         Let’s explore what we already
                         know and also see what some
                         medical experts say.

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                                                                 What are
                                                                STRESSORS?
    Stressors are the                                               Familia
    things that cause                                                                       Dinero
    stress.         School                                                                              Job
                                                                                                              Personas
                    We have lots of
                    stressors in our
                               lives.
                                                                       Environment



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                                                                 What are
                                                                STRESSORS?
    We are focusing on ENVIRONMENTAL
    stressors.
               There are
       ENVIRONMENTAL
           stressors that
       impact our health
           or well-being. Environment

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                                                    What happens with
                                                        STRESS?



                                                      We need to ‘back-up’ a
                                                         moment and make
                                                        sure we all have the
                                                      same term for STRESS.

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                                                    What happens with
                                                        STRESS?

                 You get ‘stress’ when a
                 high demand is put on
                 you, but you don’t have
                 much control over how                                                                      Environment

                 you're going to meet
                 those demands.

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                                                    What happens with
                                                        STRESS?
           Doctors know that people
          who are under lots of stress
             have a higher risk for all
           kinds of health problems.                                                                        Environment
           These include depression,
                   heart disease and
                       hypertension.

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                                                    What happens with
                                                        STRESS?

                Stress can also effect us
                emotionally. Chronic stress
                can cause us to become
                depressed.                                                                                  Environment




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                                                    What happens with
                                                        STRESS?




Doctors have shown that major
  depression is also a risk factor                                                                          Environment

 for heart disease, for diabetes,
     and probably for dementia,
               maybe for cancer.
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                                                    What happens with
                                                        STRESS?
            Those are the primary killers of the
                      modern world.
                  Stress is also a risk factor
                          for those physical
                                    illnesses.                                                              Environment




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                                       What are the source of
                                     ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
                                                                                    Fear
                            Chemicals

      There are many environmental
        stresses over which we have
       little control on the Westside.
       You probably can name them                                                                            Environment

      faster than they can be written.
                                                                                  Air
                                        Noise
                                                                               Pollution

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                                      What are the source of
                                    ENVIRONMENTAL stress?

          Let’s briefly explore each of
         these environmental stressors
          that can negatively effect or
             health and well-being                                                                          Environment




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                                      What are the source of
                                    ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
    It’s never totally quiet here.
                                                                                                               Noise
                               Environmental noise is
                                all over the Westside.
                              Listen outside …for                                                           Environment
                            sounds nature doesn’t
                                    make…

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                                      What are the source of
                                    ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
                                                                                                               Noise




                              These noises are                                                              Environment
               environmental stressors that
                     can result in headaches,
                irritability, and hearing loss.
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                What are the source of
             ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
                   You in our homes.
  Yes, we have chemicalsmay not be
                   aware of these.
  And we completely control those. Chemicals
                                                           Railroads and highway
                                                            personnel spray toxic
        But businesses and activities                      chemicals to kill plants

      beyond our
  greases from cars, trucks, control introduce
     Toxic fluids, oils &
       buses & trains
           toxic chemicals here on the                                                                   Environment

                                     Westside.
                              Businesses use toxic
                            chemicals. Some produce
                           hazardous and toxic wastes.
                            Some businesses have had
                                 toxic accidents.
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               What are the source of
            ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
  Everyone knows about the air pollution.
                                                                                                              Air
                                                                                                           Pollution




                                                        The days it                                      Environment

                                                           hurts
                                                        to breathe.
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               What are the source of
            ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
  Everyone knows about the air pollution.
                                        Air
  Good days                          Pollution



                                              …and days when
                                              smog fills the sky.                                        Environment




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                        What are the source of
                      ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
                Where does air pollution come from?
                             You know these. Air
                                                                                                              Pollution




                                                                                                            Environment




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                                       What are the source of
                                     ENVIRONMENTAL stress?

                                                                                                                Fear
                            But what about fear?

                                  What is the
                            environmental stressor                                                           Environment

                                  from fear?

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                                      What are the source of
                                    ENVIRONMENTAL stress?
                                      … not knowing
                                      what chemicals       Fear
                                      are around you.

Building hazard warning sign
                                                                                                            Environment
    Your health and the health of
    those you love is stressed by
    these activities on the Westside.
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                                      What are the source of
                                    ENVIRONMENTAL stress?

                                                                                                               Fear




    … but you can exercise this                                                                             Environment
    one chance to STOP MORE
    ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS.

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                                 NO Westside substation, a
                                 new environmental stressor
Substations threaten our health &
safety with environmental stressors.
Substations blight our
neighborhood with ugliness.
                                  Environment
Substations hurt our
property values.
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                                               Say NO! to another
                                               Westside substation
                                                     Say
                                               NO!
                                    to another                                                          Environment


                                     Westside
                                    substation
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Who needs to hear YOU say
                                         “NO    Substation
                                          on the Westside”
                          Councilman Terry Riley Chairperson (816) 513-1629
                            gets email at schylon_clayton@kcmo.org
KCMO                      Councilwoman Cindy Circo Co-Chair (816) 513-1633
                             gets email at gina_boucher@kcmo.org
Plans &                   Councilwoman Beth Gottstein (816) 513-1616
Zoning                       gets email at jim_giles@kcmo.org
                          Councilman Ed Ford                     (816) 513-1601
Cmte                         gets email at lisa_minardi@kcmo.org
                          Councilman John Sharp                  (816) 513-1615
                             gets email at araceli_gallegos@kcmo.org
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Who needs to hear YOU say
                                         “NO    Substation
                                          on the Westside”

                            Michael Chesser
                            Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
                            Great Plains Energy & KCP&L
                            P.O. Box 418679
                            Kansas City, MO 64141-9679
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Who needs to hear YOU say
                                         “NO    Substation
                                          on the Westside”
Michael Merriman
Chairman & President
Financial Holding Company
300 W 11th St
Kansas City, MO 64105-1618
                                                                  Thomas A. McDonnell
                                       Chief Executive Officer & President DST Systems
                                                Vince Dasta President DST Realty
                                                                      333 W. 11th Street
                                                                Kansas City, MO 64106
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                                            Say
                                     NO!
                        to another
                         Westside                                                                       Environment


                        substation
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