Toxins
Pollution
Waste
Vocabulary
Misc

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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?
What is dose-response?

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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
What is synergism?

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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