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NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Arsenic, Intellectual Disability, Primitive Reflexes

some metals are xenobiotics they have no useful role in human physiology.  One of the reflection of the importance of metals relative to other potential hazards in their making by the U.S agency for toxic substance...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Bioavailability, Molybdenum, Bioaccumulation

Heavy Metals  No specific definition; however some are defined by molecular weight or density; some are mixed in terms with trace elements  Metals found in nature: in soil  They can be extract...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Endocrine Disruptor, Radon, Hepatitis

Prof briefly discusses microbe and drinking water  Virus are so tiny, they can get around water filtration systems and cause diarrhea.  Only Hepatitis A causes a different reaction from most viruses (e.g. li...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Isotopes Of Iron, Thyroid, Acute Radiation Syndrome

Slide 2 – Ionizing radiation exposure to the public • Natural radiation sources consists of 82% of total measurable radiation • Man-made radiation is just 18%. Medical x-rays, nuclear medicine can ...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: World Health Organization, Kyoto Protocol, Venomous Snake

 Your environment is your health, but not the only factor influencing your health.  Genetic material can influence our health; influences what we are immune and weak to.  What is environmental health? Acco...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Water Cycle, Aquifer, Disinfectant

Water (Liquid Natural Capitol)  Water is in the air and in our body (60% of our body)  Earth is a water planet and is 71% percent of it is covered with water  However this water is mostly salt water a...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Indoor Air Quality, Soil Horizon, Asbestosis

INDOOR AIR POLLUTION  Recently science realized that indoor air pollution can contain 2-5 times higher concentrations of hazardous pollutants than outdoor air. Why? One reason is because modern buildings are b...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
NRSC 221 Lecture Notes - Indoor Air Quality, Time Series, Urban Air

Specific air pollutants associated with adverse respiratory effects: • Several types of air pollution are currently recognized to cause adverse respiratory health effects: sulphur oxides and acidic particulate comple...

Natural Resource Sciences
NRSC 221
Maggie Kilgour
Organizational Behavior - Reference Guides

The systematic study of individual and group behavior within organizational structures is outlined in this coordinated Guide. Theories of leadership and individual behavior are related to the foundations of group behavior ...

Psychology
PSYC 302
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