The geological basin where Fallon is located contains natural arsenic, tungsten, and radioactive minerals and results in wetlands suitable for
abundant agricultural activity.
Although these characteristics are common elsewhere, the case occurring in Fallo
Chapter 10 Air Quality
Many European cities do not meet World
Health Organization (WHO) air quality
standards for at least one pollutant.
In the U.S., about a quarter of the population
lives in areas that do not meet U.S. air quality
By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:
Describe sources of potable water
Define what is meant by the hydrological cycle
List hazardous substances that may be found in
By the end of the chapter students be able to:
Define the terms ionizing radiation and nonionizing radiation
State the differences between ionizing and nonionizing
Other Organic Chemicals
By the end of this chapter the student should be able to:
List common substances that are included in the
Name three commonly used insecticides and one commonly
Toxic Metals and
Heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury, nickel)
Other metallic compounds (e.g., aluminum, iron,
Featured in the CERCLA Priority List of
CERCLA Priority List
of Hazardous Su
The term zoonosis refers to
an infection or infectious
disease transmissible under
natural conditions from
vertebrate animals to
Methods for Transmission of
Contact with the skin
A statement by an organization [e.g.,
public such as government, or private] of
its intentions and principles in relation to
its overall environmental performance.
Environmental policy pr
Chapter 3 Environmental Toxicology
Basic Assumption of Toxicology
All substances are poisons;
There is none that is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy.
Definition of Toxicology
Toxicology is the study of how natural or man-
What is epidemiology?
The study of epidemics?
The study of diseases?
Something scientists and academics use
to confuse other people?
Basic Concepts of Epidemiology
Definition of epidemiology
The study of the distri
Chapter 1 The Environment at Risk
Maintaining environmental quality is a pressing task for the 21st century.
Principal determinants of health worldwide
Combustion of fossil fuels that disperse greenhouse gases i
CHS Test 2 Study Guide:
4 Factors that Determine Health Behavior:
Top 10 Causes of Death In US:
1. Heart Disease
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory