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HES 145 Exam 4
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The United Nations projects that world population will reach 9.3 billion by_________.
What is generally believed to be responsible for most of the stress humans put on the environment?
rapid population growth
a major contributor to loss of habitat and species extinction is _______.
growing rural populations
What factor causes women to have fewer children, consistent across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America?
Particulate matter is released into the atmosphere by _________ and _________.
industrial processes and combustion of fossil fuels
The key component of smog is _____.
Ground level ozone has been linked to ________.
damage to the lining of the lungs
aggravation of asthma
reduced lung functions
What conditions make smog more likely to form?
heavy motor vehicle traffic
a gas or vapor that traps infrared radiation instead of allowing it to escape through the atmosphere is called a ______________.
The greenhouse effect contributes directly to __________.
Levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are rising in large part because of ___________.
combustion of fossil fuels
What are greenhouse gases?
What is the importance of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere?
shields the earth from the sun's ultraviolet rays
The most obvious depletion of the ozone layer has occurred over________.
Release of _____________ into the atmosphere is the primary cause of the depletion of the ozone layer.
The thinning of the ozone layer is most likely to increase the incidence of __________ cancer.
The water treatment that helps reduce tooth decay is _______________.
Water is usually disinfected by using__________.
a self-contained sewage disposal system is a_________.
In the United States, the biggest component of household trash by weight is_________.
Solid waste is primarily disposed of in_____________.
A product that can break down naturally and safely into the raw materials of nature and become a part of the environment again is___________.
When toxic or potentially toxic substances build up in the food chain, the process is called________.
The respiratory disease most closely associated with asbestos is ______________.
Why was DDT banned in the United States?
found to have a negative impact on bird reproduction and bioaccumulation in large animals
Which pollutant causes central nervous system damage and mental impairment and is a particular risk for children living in older homes and buildings?
One naturally occurring metal found in some foods and consumer products that has been linked to brain, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract damage is_______________.
Eating large amounts of _____________ can expose you to high levels of mercury.
The form of radiation that poses the most serious risk to human health is __________ radiation.
_________ is the over-the-counter medication that should NOT be given to children with chickenpox because of an association with Reye's syndrome.
Therapies or practices that do NOT form part of conventional health care are called___________.
complementary and alternative medicine
Western medicine is closely identified with the use of ________ to treat and cure diseases
Age-related loss of muscle mass, strength, and functions is called _________.
Studies of healthy people indicate that functioning of the human body remains essentially constant until after age__________.
The medical term for deterioration of mental functioning resulting from a brain disorder is ____________.
The type of arthritis that typically affects the hands and weight-bearing joints of the knees, ankles, and hips is ____________.
Fluid intelligence is best described as the ability to__________.
find solutions to new problems
Women who reach their sixty-fifth birthday can expect, on average, to live _______ or more years longer.
___________ is the average length of time a person is expected to live.
Although few people reach this age, the upper end of the human life span is about________ years.
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