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APES semester 2 exam chapter 18

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risk
the possibility of suffering hard from a hazard that can cause injury, disease, death, economic loss, or environmental damage
risk assessment
scientific process of estimating how much hard a particular hazard can cause to human health or the environment
risk management
deciding whether or how to reduced a particular risk to a certain level and at what cost
nontransmissible disease
not caused by living organisms and does not spread from one person to another
transmissible disease
disease that is caused by living organisms and can spread from one person to another by air, water, food, or body fluids
toxic chemical
chemical that adverserly affects the health of a living human or animal by causing injury, illness, or death and can be temporary or permanent
mutagens
chemicals or forms of radiation that cause or increase the frequency of mutations, or changes in the DNA molecules found in cells
teratogens
chemicals that cause harm or birht defects to a fetus or embryo
carcinogens
chemiclas or types of radiation that can cause or promote cancer
metastasis
malignant cells break off from tumors and travel in body fluids to other parts of the body
toxicology
science that examines the effects of harmful chemicals on humans, wildlife, and ecosystems
toxicity
a measure of how harmful a substance is in causing injury, illness, or death to a living organism
dose
amount of a substance a person has ingested, inhaled, or absored through the skin
response
the type and amount of health damage that result from exposure to a chemical or other agent