SCI 275 Week 2 Risk Assessment
Resource: Ch. 18 of Environmental Science.
Select one case study, or example, from Ch. 18 of Environmental Science that describes the impacts of a toxic substance on human health.
Answer the following questions based on the risk assessment principles presented in Ch. 18, and in Figure 18-10 of section 18.7 Risk and Risk Assessment.
Each response should be 1-3 sentences in length. Use two reputable sources and your textbook to develop your answers.
- Describe one case study presented in Chapter 18. Explain how the toxic chemical(s) from your selected case study affects human health.
- State the major source of this chemical(s) and its uses.
- Review Figure 18-10 and discuss whether you think the risks of this chemical are acceptable. Explain your answer using two factors for determining acceptable risk that are presented in Figure 18-10. Use cited evidence to support your position?
- Describe one limitation in risk assessment. Explain how you would resolve this limitation to improve the effectiveness of risk assessments.
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