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1 What are some examples of environmental sources of exposure of populations to toxic heavy metals? What factors can exacerbate the effects of toxic exposures on populations with low socioeconomic status? 50 words
2 What types of injury of public health concern are associated with exposure to each of the different forms of radiation? How does the risk of each injury vary with the dose of the radiation in question? 50 words
3 How do vectors play a role in the transmission of disease? What are some procedures for control and prevention? Provide a specific example. 50 words
4 Unlike other toxins or contaminants with which the public can come into contact, pesticides are intentionally applied to food, living spaces, and people. What are some of the risk-benefit issues in the application of pesticides? Is the risk justified? Explain your position. 50 words
5 Explore the following statement: "The answer to a waterborne disease outbreak is to 'shock' chlorinate." What health risks would be mitigated with this approach? What new health risks might emerge from the application of large doses of chlorine? 50 words
6 What actions can be taken to lower air pollution emissions? Consider actions that can be taken at the individual, community, and government levels. 50 words

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1 What are some examples of environmental sources of exposure of populations to toxic heavy metals? What factors can exacerbate the effects of toxic exposures on populations with low socioeconomic status? 50 words

Some examples of environmental sources of exposure of populations to toxic heavy metals include arsenic, mercury, and lead, which are three of the most deadly toxic heavy metals that impact human populations. These toxins have been known to be significantly dangerous to human populations and are considered human carcinogens. The factors that exacerbate the effects of toxic exposures on populations with low Socioeconomic Status are the fact that these areas are more prone to have plants that release toxins built near their communities, which increases the probability that contamination will leak into their ground water. In addition, these populations are more likely to live in older buildings where lead is still present despite being banned from buildings for many decades in newer model buildings.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4144270/

2 What types of injury of public health concern are associated with exposure to each of the different forms of radiation? How does the risk of each injury vary with the dose of the radiation in question? 50 words

The injuries that occur as a result to exposure to x-rays, gamma rays, alpha ...

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The environmental sources of exposure for populations to toxic heavy metals are examined.

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