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ES Chapter 14 Environmental Health and Toxicology

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Chapter 14: Environmental Health and Toxicology www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Environmental Health assesses environmental factors that influence human health and quality of life natural human-caused
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Physical Hazards natural disasters earthquakes volcanic eruption fires floods blizzards landslides hurricanes droughts UV radiation difficult to predict areas of high risk can be determined
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Chemical Hazards synthetic chemicals society produces disinfectants (Lysol products) pesticides (DDT)
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Biological Hazard ecological interaction between organisms infectious diseases swine flu: virus tuberculosis: bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis malaria: parasite Plasmodium sp. cholera: bacteria Vibrio cholerae
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Cultural Hazards behavioral choices smoking, sunbathing, drug use location we live in near an active volcano Alaskan volcano 2006 apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060607.html
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socioeconomic status Cadillac Heights occupation hazardous work or lack of safety equipment Dallas Flood June 2007 www.dallasnews.com
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Disease major factor of environmental health www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Indoor Health Hazards radon highly toxic gas seeps up from the ground in certain areas lead water from lead pipes and lead paint in homes and toys damages brain, liver, kidney and stomach learning disabilities behavioral abnormalities anemia hearing loss death
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Indoor Health Hazards asbestos form long thin microscopic fibers used in insulation (sound, heat) resists fire dangerous when inhaled: asbestosis & cancer PBDEs fire-retardant used in electronics, plastics and furniture evaporates at very low rates accumulates in tissues may affect nervous system and cause cancer banned in the EU
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