In this lesson, our instructor Bryan Cardella gives an introduction on pollution and environmental health. He discusses disease and toxicity, disease caused by microbes, toxic heavy metals, biomagnifications, organic compounds, persistent organic pollutants, hormonally active agent, thermal pollution, particulates, electromagnetic fields, noise pollution, pollutant exposure and assessing risk, and ends with a fluoride example.
Diseases are sometimes caused by pollution and toxicity in the environment. Point sources, non-point sources, and mobile sources of pollution must be considered
Microbes include protists, bacteria, and viruses. Epidemics and pandemics can result if the spread of these microbes gets out of control
Heavy metals (like mercury, nickel, lead) can be found in soil or water and end up in bodily fat. There is an expected body burden for these heavy metals
Biomagnification (or bioaccumulation) can magnify the concentration of chemicals and heavy metals as they move up through a food chain or web
Organic compounds, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) like PCBs, and DDT, and hormonally active agents (HAAs) can negatively impact species
Thermal pollution, noise pollution, and light pollution can impact our environment and quality of life
Particulates (particulate matter) like asbestos can negatively impact human life, especially when it comes to respiratory health
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) come from all kinds of electronic devices. Their full impact is not yet fully understood
When it comes to pollution exposure and assessment of risk, LD-50, ED-50, and TD-50 must be considered
Pollution & Environmental Health
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book includes a comprehensive review of the key AP Environmental Science concepts and targeted strategies for acing every section of the exam. Additionally, the book includes two full length practice tests with full answer explanations.
This book is an updated manual that offers a brand-new diagnostic test to pinpoint the test taker's strengths and weak areas, two full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained, a detailed review of all test topics, supplemented with practice questions and quizzes with answers, an overview of the test plus helpful test-taking strategies, and hundreds of diagrams and illustrations .