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Then use the goal-setting steps to choose and work toward a family conser- vation goal. As part of the goal-setting process, have each family member sign a pledge to do his or her part to conserve resources. (LESSON 3) Environmental Engineering Technician Would you like to improve the quality of the environment? If so, you might enjoy a career as an environmental engineering technician. Environmental engineering technicians work closely with environ- mental engineers and scientists in developing methods and devices used in the prevention, control, and correction of environmental hazards. To become an environmental engineering technician, you will need a two-year associate’s degree or extensive on-the-job training. Find out more about this and other health careers by clicking on Career Corner at health.glencoe.com. Parent Involvement Accessing Information. Find out what materials are recycled in your community. Work with a parent or other adult family member to interview managers of several recycling centers or hazardous waste collection sites. Put together an informative pamphlet that describes local waste-management and recy- cling services. Make your pamphlet available to other families in your neighborhood. School and Community Volunteering Opportunities. Locate a recycling cen- ter or charitable organization in your community that collects donated items for resale. Contact the agency to find out what volunteer positions are available. Share what you have learned with your classmates. health.glencoe.com HS_HEALTH_U09_C29_CR 12/8/03 6:08 PM Page 783
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Use the notes you have taken in your Foldable to review what you have learned about air quality and the types of pollution. After You Read Chapter 29 Review 784 Chapter 29 Review 1. Name five common air pollutants. 2. List two strategies for managing indoor air pollution. 3. Temporary hearing loss may occur when a person is exposed to noise levels at or above what decibel level? 4. If many wastes are biodegradable, why are landfills necessary? 5. What is nuclear waste? 6. List three sources of water pollution and two ways of reducing this type of pollution. 7. Name three ways to conserve natural resources. 8. List three precycling strategies. 9. What are three practical ways to become involved in protecting the environment? RECALLING THE FACTS Use complete sentences to answer the following questions. EXPLORING HEALTH TERMS Answer the following questions on a sheet of paper. Fill in the blanks with the correct term. landfill biodegradable deforestation urban sprawl hazardous waste wastewater 6. wastes can be broken down by microorganisms in the environment. 7. A substance that is explosive, corrosive, highly reactive, or toxic to humans and other life forms is known as .
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