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Identify and describe five factors that affect responses to a toxic chemical.
What determines the toxicity of a chemical? To what extent do you agree with the assumption that "all substances are poisons"?
What is human exposure assessment? Explain some of the methods of exposure assessment.
Why is epidemiology important to research studies of environmental health? Give reasoning to support your answer.
What are some of the important limitations of the epidemiological approach with respect to the study of environmental health problems?

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According to Maher and Ellerieck (1986), toxicity of aged test solutions, ph, temperature, pesticides, diet, and environment may affect chemical toxicity.

"All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison...." Paracelsus (1493-1541) as cited in Gallo & Doull, 1996).

One example why epidemiology is important to research studies of environmental health is-

The setting of guidelines is made possible through the evaluation of health risks that may be associated with ...

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Environmental toxicology and human health are discussed. Relationships are examined with regard to an epidemiological approach with respect to the study of environmental health problems.

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