Define risk, probability, and risk assessment. List five general types of common hazards and give two examples of each. Transmissible diseases can be spread from one person to another. List two factors that contribute to the spread of infectious diseases. The global HIV/AIDS pandemic has caused significant death around the […]
Define mutagen, teratogen, and carcinogen. Summarize current research implying chemical effects on the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems. Define a dose-response curve. Distinguish between a linear dose-response model and a threshold dose-response model. Describe the difficulty in deciding which model applies best when low doses are involved. Assess the limits […]
Briefly describe the EPA’s outdoor air pollution control strategies. Describe in detail the 1990 strategy to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions. Describe the mandate and work of the of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. List five policies that would strengthen the Clean Air Act.
Summarize scientific consensus about future global warming. List 10 uncertainties of global climate models. Summarize the projections of possible effects of global warming on food production, water supplies, forests, biodiversity, sea levels, weather, and human health. Name and briefly describe two basic approaches to potential global warming. Describe three ways […]
Summarize and assess the controversy over formation of the ozone hole. Describe the tactics that led to a reduction in this problem Explain the causes and potential effects of stratospheric ozone changes. Propose three ways for slowing these changes.
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of urbanization; Weigh the trade-offs in reducing automobile use in favor of alternative transportation methods. Give an example of an ecocity and describe how they work.