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Good vs. Bad chemicals

Some chemicals are good for human health and the environment, and some are harmful.

Natural vs. synthetic

Found in nature or manmade


If a chemical is poisonous


A chemical's strength as a poison

Individual Susceptibility

How each individual responds to a chemical


The ability of a chemical to corrode other substances


How easily a substance can catch on fire


How much of a chemical there is

Routes of exposure

Inhalation, Absorption, and ingestion


A chemical that causes cancer


A chemical that changes an organisms genetic makeup, or DNA

Common health conditions from exposure

Birth Defects, Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma


partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

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