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Chemicals and Human Health
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
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