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CH Exam 2 - 1 ,,,and otherhealthproblems. A Aneurotoxin B...

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1. Exposure to lead-based paint can cause premature births, learning disabilities in children, hypertension in adults, and  other health problems. The lead in our environment would be classified as: A. A neurotoxin B. A pesticide C. An infectious agent D. PCB Answer:  A - Of the top 20 environmental pollutants reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly three- quarters were known or suspected neurotoxins, that is, toxins that destroy nerves or nervous tissue. 2. The monitoring and public reporting of air quality in a local community to alert individuals with asthma or other  respiratory conditions would illustrate: A. Environmental epidemiology B. Secondary prevention C. Toxicology D. Compliance and enforcement Answer:  A - By examining specific populations or communities exposed to different ambient environments, environmental  epidemiology seeks to clarify the relationship between physical, chemical, and biological factors and human health. 3. The community health nurse asks a client, "Have you ever been exposed to any radiation or chemical liquids, dust,  mists, or fumes?" The nurse is conducting an: A. Environmental health assessment B. Environmental compliance activity C. Environmental advocacy activity D. Environmental risk communication Answer:  A - The key questions in an environmental health assessment should cover present and past conditions in work,  home, and community environments. In an assessment of environmental exposures, the environment can be divided  into functional locations such as home, school, workplace, and community. 4. When applying the nursing process to environmental health, the community health nurse would:
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