Tuesday, February 19: Radioactive Waste (PowerPoint) The spent fuel from the Naval Nuclear Storage waste was dumped directly into the sea. Waste has been stored in cracked concrete bunkers. There is a dilemma that there is no roadway or trains so the
-The clusters of eight cases of leukemia among children in Niles cannot reasonably be attributed to the effects of random distribution. These cases constitute a clearly defined micro-epidemic. p.42 -Over the years, other leukemia clusters began to su
Review Sheet for Midterm Exam E8
Winter 2008 February 11, 2008 7:00 p.m.
(Updates in Bold!) EXAM: Thursday, February 14th at 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. (1 hour 20 minutes) Worth 70 Points! Instructions: Write your name, student ID #, TA name, and Learni
Environmental: WEEK 1 Transboundry pollution is a main theme of the movie shown on Tuesday. Mexico has abandoned factories that pollute the area. Resources: www.epa.gov (Environmental Terms), www.atsdr.cdc.gov (Chemicals) (Test: Study Wells G&H) Test
Chemicals in Our Environment
Since WWII, several new synthetic chemical substances were released into the environment
Pesticides Byproducts from manufacturing, petroleum refining, and other industrial processes
Over 10 million chemical compound
U.S. Environmental Law to Control Toxic Substances
US Government regulates a chemical substance at its:
Prevention or minimization Manufacture Distribution Use Disposal and Cleanup
Some Major Environmental Statu
Woburn Toxic Waste Trial
Kathi Bjork, Ph.D. October 2002
Woburn Toxic Waste Trial
Summary Chemical Medical Epidemiology
Woburn, MA Boston Suburb, pop. 37,000 1960/70's: Leukemia Cluster E. Woburn 1979: Wells G & H contaminated 198
What are Brownfields?
Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contamin
Chemicals and Leukemia?
A General Discussion
What is Leukemia?
Cancer of white blood cells Proliferation of a clone of immature cells
What causes cancer?
Loss of control on division of cells
Something happened that caused it NOT to stop
E8 FINAL EXAM - Review Sheet
Winter 2008 – March 13, 2008 (changes in bold)
Tuesday, March 18th – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The exam will be 2 hours AND worth 75 points
Insert: Your name,
Student ID #,
Learning Community Date
How the chemicals go from plants to the wells Always heavily industrialized, tannery were in
Toxic substances definition
Materials that can cause death or serious injuries
to humans, or significant damage to the environment, in r