Concepts: 1. Solid waste represents pollution and unnecessary waste of resources, and hazard waste contributes to pollution, natural capital degradation, health problems, and premature deaths. 2. A sustainable approach to solid waste is first to reduce it, then to reuse or recycle it, and finally to safely dispose of what … Continue reading
Summary1. Major types of hazards faced by humans include cultural, physical, chemical, and biological hazards. 2. Toxicology is the scientific field that measures the degree of harm a hazardous agent can cause. Scientists measure toxicity based on dosage, solubility, persistence, bioaccumulation, biomagnification, and chemical interactions. 3. Chemical hazards … Continue reading
Chapter 17: Environmental Hazards and Human Health Concept 17-1 People face health hazards from biological, chemical, physical, and cultural factors, and from the lifestyle choices they make. Five major types of hazards •Biological: pathogens •Chemical •Physical •Cultural •Lifestyle choices Concept 17-2 In terms of death rates, the most serious infectious … Continue reading
A presentation by Nancy Moreno, PhD, on the connection between the environment and human health which explores how the natural, artificial, and social environments interact with a person’s genetic makeup.
Free-Response Questions Below are free-response questions from past AP Environmental Science Exams. Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student responses, and commentary on those responses, as well as exam statistics and the Chief Reader’s Report for past administrations. Source: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/exam_information/2003.html#name13 Free-Response Questions 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 … Continue reading
Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Project Population: Examining the Current Human Population Issues Today’s Objective Research a current issue related to human population dynamics. Criteria for Success You have completed the information in the table below and have a minimum of three sources for your research. If asked … Continue reading