HLTH 1100 chapter 15
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Which of the following is a major concern in regard to overpopulation?
Negative impact on global ecosystems and food supply
Which of the following countries leaves the largest "ecological footprint?"
All of the following statements about particulates are true EXCEPT
They have no real effect on health.
You are surveying your home for sources of lead, because
lead can be detrimental to children and fetuses.
Long-term exposure to formaldehyde can lead to
cancer and central nervous system disorders.
Ozone is an atmospheric layer that is
in the stratosphere and protects our planet from UVB radiation.
Which of the following initiatives for reducing air pollution is ineffective?
Increasing the cost of mass transportation
Currently, India is the most populous country in the world.
The two general types of water pollution are described as
point source and nonpoint source.
Evidence suggests that air within homes and buildings can be 10 to 40 times more hazardous than outdoor air.
Which of the following are consequences of population growth?
All of these
The country projected to have the largest increase in population by 2050 is
Reasons for continued population growth in many developing nations include all of the following EXCEPT
low socioeconomic status of women.
When couples choose to have no more than two children, this will result in
zero population growth.
Air pollutants regulated in the Clean Air Act include all of the following EXCEPT
A yellowish brown gas that is a by-product of burning fossil fuels is
Motor vehicle emissions are the primary source of the dangerous, odorless, colorless gas known as
Nitrogen dioxide and oxygen interact with sunlight to form
You are surveying your home for sources of lead because
lead can be extremely detrimental to children and fetuses.
You are considering purchasing an older home in a historic neighborhood. You have hired an inspector to check the house for sources of lead, which may be in all of the following EXCEPT
You have been looking at numerous new homes. The nausea and fatigue you are attributing to the stress of buying a new house may actually be due to exposure to
Coal-powered electrical utility boilers and motor vehicles emit
When trying to ensure clean air in your home, sources of pollution to look for include all of the following EXCEPT
Increases in the planet's temperature over the past few decades can be attributed to
the enhanced greenhouse effect.
Seth has a sensitivity to mold. When he visits his grandparents and stays in their damp basement, he likely experiences
All of these
The most predominant greenhouse gas is
The chemical originally contained in aerosol propellants that is thought to have contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer is
Earth's surface temperature has risen by how much in the past 100 years?
More than 1 degree but less than 2 degrees
Global warming can cause all the following EXCEPT
increases in the growth of forests.
Most experts agree that the only truly effective way to reduce air pollution is to
reduce consumption of fossil fuels and shift to alternative energy sources.
All of the following are examples of renewable resources EXCEPT
An example of a nonpoint source water pollutant is
The average person in the U.S. generates more than ________ pounds of municipal solid waste each day.
Marta collects kitchen scraps and yard clippings in a bin outside of her home to create this soil enhancement for her garden. She is creating
Countries that can afford a high birth rate are the ones with the most rapidly growing populations.
All of the following statements regarding the safety of cell phones are true EXCEPT
the levels of radio frequency energy in cell phones are high enough to cause biological tissue damage.
Cigarette smoke releases particulates into the air.
Most of the global warming over the last 50 years is due to human activities.
Most solid municipal waste is recycled or composted.
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