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Class Notes for Environmental Studies at University of Regina

ENST200 Lecture Notes - Burn, Intellectual Disability, Acute Radiation Syndrome

1. Background Radiation – it is natural radioactivity in the Earth and by cosmic rays from outerspace. It can lead to mutation but does not usually cause harm to humans 2. Manmade rad...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Radiography, Smoke Detector, Immune System

Nonionized Radiation: Radiation that has lower energy. Not enough energy to displace electrons from the atoms. This radiation does cause harm, but that harm is not obvious. It is a subject of debate and research. We will l...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Nuclear Power Plant, Burn, Radiography

• Radiation is everywhere, all around us. We cannot escape radiation. But the question is what type and how much radiation is there. • Even if we are walking outside in the woods, we are still e...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Venomous Snake, Kyoto Protocol, Environmental Health

 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...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Exponential Growth, Venomous Snake, Kyoto Protocol

What are some of the factors in the environment that influence our health? o There are direct and indirect factors :  chemical (e.g. organic and inorganic)  physica...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
Body Burdens of Industrial Chemicals in the General Population

Body Burdens of Industrial Chemicals in the General Population: • Petroleum and other materials are transformed by industrial processes into fuels, plastic, pesticides, cosmetics, food additives and pharmaceut...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Foodborne Illness, Soot, Volatile Organic Compound

OZONE (O ) 3  VOC (volatile organic compounds) + NOx+ Heat + Sunlight = Ozone  Can be pollutant if formed on ground level (bad) but contributes to the protection from UV radiation high in the...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Hydrology, Epidemiology

 The basic model, partitions risk assessment into four steps: hazard identification, dose-response modeling, exposure assessment and risk characterization.  Integration of a risk assessment with a cost analysis ...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Resource Consumption

Emerging Ethical Responsibilities: • The declining conditions of the natural environment is beginning to affect the health of populations in many parts of the world. • In the long term, human health requ...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Bisphenol A, Endocrine Disruptor, Spermatogenesis

Endocrine Disruption: • Some chemicals unintentionally interfere with hormone function in animals and in some cases in humans. • A wave of interdisciplinary research over the past few years has been ...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Manganese, Intellectual Disability, Carcinogen

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...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Genotoxicity, Prolactin, Pineal Gland

 Smoking and driving are much more dangerous then exposures to low levels of radiation.  Types of radiation:  The electromagnetic spectrum is divided into three segments with visible light in the middle. ...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Anemia, Biomagnification, Cholera

 Human usage: withdrawal – total amount of water removed from a river, lake or aquifer for any purpose. Some of this water can be returned to its source. o Water cycle is one of the most important ...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
ENST200 Lecture Notes - Biomonitoring, Hepatitis, Arsenic

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. liv...

Environmental Studies
ENST200
Scott Wilson
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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