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Ch 87: NMTA Social Science: Environmental Risk Analysis

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If you're drawing a blank when you hear the phrase environmental risk analysis, watch this chapter's video lessons. Our instructors cover environmental health issues and risk assessment methods that you may be asked about on the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: Environmental Risk Analysis - Chapter Summary

Environmental health and environmental risk analysis are topics you can expect to come across while taking the NMTA Social Science test. View our short videos in this chapter to refresh your understanding of threat assessment, environmental toxicants and precautionary approaches to new products or technologies. By studying the lessons, you should be able to do the following in preparation for the test:

  • Define environmental health
  • Discuss how environmental health threats are assessed
  • Identify types of toxicants and disease-causing agents
  • Describe the role of indicator bacteria in public-water monitoring
  • Name emerging diseases connected to environmental changes
  • Explain the precautionary principle

With our video lessons, you can make learning fit your schedule. The lessons, which you can access on any mobile device, are typically just a few minutes long and contain clear-cut explanations broken down by experienced instructors. The video lessons' graphics, examples and transcripts all work together to help you retain terms and concepts related to environmental risk analysis.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Environmental Risk Analysis Chapter

The purpose behind sitting for the NMTA Social Science test is to meet teacher credentialing requirements in New Mexico; the exam is required of those seeking a license to teach social science in the state's K-12 school system. The computerized test contains 150 questions spread among five content areas. Around 19% of those questions focus on geography and culture objectives, which includes the environmental health concepts covered in this chapter.

This content domain also assesses your knowledge of geographic terminology, research skills, human systems and physical geographic features. Take note of our self-assessment lesson quizzes' multiple-choice format, as it mirrors the format used on the NMTA Social Science test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 87: NMTA Social Science: Environmental Risk Analysis
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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.

The Precautionary Principle and New Technologies & Products

7. 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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