What is your workplace exposure to air pollutants?

Question 2

 

What is your workplace exposure to air pollutants? Discuss the pollutants to which you are exposed and the potential health consequences of those exposures. If you do not have any workplace exposures, discuss the exposures you experience in your local community. Do you think that current regulations are protecting your health sufficiently?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 3

 

Discuss the critical functions of the respiratory system and why the inhaled air volume is an important mechanism for introducing pollutants into the respiratory system. How are breathing volumes and capacities measured?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 4

 

Choose three household cleaning products you find in your home. Use the Household Products database on the TOXNET website (http://www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov) to find three examples of toxic chemicals you find in your chosen products. Identify the chemicals, and discuss their potential health effects. Will you consider replacing this product in your home, or do you feel that the risk is acceptable?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. You must also use one outside source. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 5

Describe acute exposures and chronic exposures to air pollutants, and discuss the difference between the direct and indirect effects of those exposures. Provide an example of each type of exposure, as well as each type of effect.

 

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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