Flashcards - Environmental Health: Issues and Human Concerns

Flashcards - Environmental Health: Issues and Human Concerns
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Municipal solid waste
Municipal solid waste , commonly known as trash or garbage in the United States and as refuse or rubbish in Britain, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public
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pollutant
A pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource
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reuse
To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used
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greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
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Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
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landfills
A landfill site is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment
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landfills
A landfill site is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment
Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
reuse
To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used
pollutant
A pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource
Municipal solid waste
Municipal solid waste , commonly known as trash or garbage in the United States and as refuse or rubbish in Britain, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public
sustainability

The property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely

groundwater pollution
Groundwater pollution occurs when pollutants are released to the ground and make their way down into groundwater
nutrient pollution
Nutrient pollution, a form of water pollution, refers to contamination by excessive inputs of nutrients
wastewater
Wastewater, also written as waste water, is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence
ecological footprint
An ecological footprint is a measure of human impact on Earth's ecosystems
pollution
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change
CFCs
A chlorofluorocarbon is an organic compound that contains only carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane

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