Flashcards - Introduction to Environmental Health and Risk Analysis

Flashcards - Introduction to Environmental Health and Risk Analysis
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Bacteria
Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms
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Risk assessment
Risk assessment is the determination of quantitative or qualitative estimate of risk related to a well-defined situation and a recognized threat
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chemical
A chemical substance is a form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties
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Environmental health
Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health
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Biological hazards
Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans
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Biological hazards
Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans
Environmental health
Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health
chemical
A chemical substance is a form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties
Risk assessment
Risk assessment is the determination of quantitative or qualitative estimate of risk related to a well-defined situation and a recognized threat
Bacteria
Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms
Protozoa
In some systems of biological classification, the Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms
Toxicants
A toxicant is any toxic substance
disease-causing agent

Biological pathogens that cause or spread disease.

Indicator bacteria
Indicator bacteria are types of bacteria used to detect and estimate the level of fecal contamination of water
bioaccumulate
Bioaccumulation refers to the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals in an organism
zoonotic diseases
Zoonoses are infectious diseases of animals that can naturally be transmitted to humans

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