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Ch 29: Analyzing Environmental Risk Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Analyzing Environmental Risk chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about environmental toxicants, chemical interactions and the precautionary principle. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Analyzing Environmental Risk chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What is Environmental Health? - Definition, Types and Sources;
Understanding and Assessing Threats to Environmental Health;
Environmental Toxicants: Types, Sources and Effects
Types of environmental health and hazards;
Chemical, physical and biological threats to environmental health, and risk management processes;
The results of the use of mutagens, carcinogens, allergens and other toxicants
Tuesday Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition and Types;
Using Indicator Bacteria to Monitor Public Water Supplies;
Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change
The adverse effects of bacteria, viruses and protozoa;
Beneficial bacteria and different types of indicator bacteria;
Disease transmission due to bacteria, environmental changes and other factors
Wednesday Magnification of Toxicants: Persistence, Bioaccumulation and Biological;
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants;
The Dose-Response Curve: Determining Health Effects of Environmental Pollutant
The effects of increased toxicants and the process of bioaccumulation;
The most harmful persistent organic pollutants;
Measuring toxicity through experimentation
Thursday Assessing Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Agents;
Interactions in Chemical Mixtures: Additive, Synergistic and Antagonistic;
The study of carcinogens and their sources;
The distinctions between these different chemical effects;
Friday Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible;
The Precautionary Principle and New Technologies and Products
Increased effects of toxicants on children;
Benefits of knowing the ramifications before introducing new technologies

13 Lessons in Chapter 29: Analyzing Environmental Risk Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

1. What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

In this video lesson, you will learn about environmental health. You will also learn about threats to environmental health and how to distinguish between different categories of environmental hazards.

Understanding & Assessing Threats to Environmental Health

2. Understanding & Assessing Threats to Environmental Health

In this lesson you will learn how threats to environmental health are assessed. You will also learn how management decisions are made based on such threats and their risks.

Environmental Toxicants: Types, Sources & Effects

3. Environmental Toxicants: Types, Sources & Effects

In this video lesson, you will identify different types of environmental toxicants. You will also learn about the harmful effects of these toxicants and how they travel from various sources.

Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition and Types

4. Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition and Types

In this video lesson, you will identify different disease-causing agents. You will also explore examples of types of disease-causing agents and their effects on human health.

Using Indicator Bacteria to Monitor Public Water Supplies

5. Using Indicator Bacteria to Monitor Public Water Supplies

In this video lesson, you will learn about indicator bacteria. You will understand how and why they are used to test for water contamination despite the fact that they are harmless and naturally occurring in human and animal systems.

Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change

6. Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change

In this video lesson, you learn about why some diseases are increasing on Earth due to environmental changes. You'll also see examples of different types of diseases that are responding to environmental changes and how they are becoming more prevalent.

Magnification of Toxicants: Persistence, Bioaccumulation & Biological

7. Magnification of Toxicants: Persistence, Bioaccumulation & Biological

In this lesson, you will learn about the persistence and magnification of toxicants in the environment. You will also learn about how these toxicants affect organisms as they move up the food chain.

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

8. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

In this video lesson, you will learn about persistent organic pollutants and how they led to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.

The Dose-Response Curve: Determining Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants

9. The Dose-Response Curve: Determining Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants

In this video lesson, you will learn about dose-response curves and how toxicologists measure the toxicity and effects of toxicants. You will also learn about how this data is applied to human health.

Assessing Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Agents

10. Assessing Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Agents

In this video lesson, you will identify sources of cancer-causing agents. You will also learn how scientists determine which substances and chemicals cause cancer in humans.

Interactions in Chemical Mixtures: Additive, Synergistic & Antagonistic

11. Interactions in Chemical Mixtures: Additive, Synergistic & Antagonistic

Chemical reactions occur constantly within our environment and even within our own bodies. Reactions can vary depending on the chemicals that are mixed together. This lesson explores the four most common reactions and offers examples for each.

Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible

12. Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible

Despite their small size, children are more susceptible to environmental toxicants. In this video lesson, you will learn why toxicants often have greater effects on children than adults.

The Precautionary Principle and New Technologies & Products

13. The Precautionary Principle and New Technologies & Products

In this lesson, you will learn about the precautionary principle and how it applies to new technologies and products. You will also learn about how this principle is applied in different government regulations.

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