Toxins Pollution Waste Vocabulary Misc

100

What is Radon?
Leaks into homes from bedrock- 2nd leading cause of lung cancer

100

What is organic?
These compounds are carbon compounds produced naturally by living organisms or synthetically by industrial processes

100

What is composting?
The biological process in which organic materials, such as lawn clippings and kitchen scraps, decompose to a rich, soil-like material

100

What is dose-response?
What is the term that refers to the principle that the effect of a certain chemical on an individual depends on the concentration of this chemical?

100

What is Dioxin?
In the United States, incineration is a significant source of this environmental carcinogen

200

What is Lead?
Childhood exposure to this heavy metal can cause learning disabilities

200

What is contamination?
This term refers to and implies making something unfit for a particular use through the introduction of undesirable materials

200

What is paper?
This type of waste is the #1 waste most found in landfills in the U.S.

200

What is body burden?
This term refers to the accumulation of heavy metals in the body

200

What is malaria?
This is a protozoan infection transmitted by mosquitos

300

What is Atrazine?
This pesticide is used in the U.S. and is known to be an endocrine disruptor in aquatic frogs

300

What is biomagnification?
This term refers to the accumulation of a substance in living tissues as it moves through the food web

300

What is hazardous waste?
Deep-well injection is a method of caring for this type of waste

300

What is synergism?
This is the term used to describe the interaction of different substances where the combined effect is greater than the sum of the effect of the separate substances

300

What is Carcinogen?
This term refers to a toxin known to cause cancer

400

What is Arsenic?
This toxin can be found in groundwater and aquatic crops, like rice.

400

What is ecological gradient?
Changes in vegetation with distance from a toxic source is defined as:

400

What is 33%? (1/3)
This is the percentage of the world's solid waste that is produced by the U.S.

400

What is bioaccumulation?
Lead building up in the bones of children exposed to leaded paint is an example of what term?

400

What is Superfund Act?
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act is also known as what?

500

What is BPA?
This endocrine disruptor is found in plastics and can leach into bottled water

500

What is Dioxin?
This is the most toxic man-made substance

500

What is industrial ecology?
Zero waste is the essence of what is known as:

500

What is methylation?
This term refers to when the inorganic form of Mercury is changed to the organic form

500

What is NOT IN MY BACK YARD?
The term "NIMBY" refers to this phrase

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