Contaminant Scavenger hunt, environmental science homework help

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Fill out this worksheet by filling out the information for each contaminant:

Find products in your home or surroundings that contain the following substances: heavy metals, harmful solvents, volatile organic compounds or vapors, pesticides, and radiation. Be creative in your search; the products can be household items or those that you are exposed to on a daily basis. You must find a total of 10 contaminants. Include at least one contaminant from each category.

  • Classify the contaminant as a heavy metal, harmful solvent, volatile organic compound or vapor, pesticide, or radiation.
  • Identify the source or sources of the contaminant.
  • Describe how the contaminant affects plants and humans.
  • Identify how the contaminant is absorbed--routes of exposure--and distributed--transport.
  • Identify the toxic response, or symptoms.
  • Describe how the contaminant is eliminated, or detoxification.

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Toxicant Scavenger Hunt Table ENV/410 Version 5 1 University of Phoenix Material Toxicant Scavenger Hunt Table Use the text, ToxMystery, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) as resources to provide the necessary details about each toxicant found. Toxicant . Classification of toxicant Source Location in house or room Effect on plants and humans Routes of exposure Distribution Toxic response Elimination Use the text, ToxMystery, and ATSDR as resources to provide the necessary details about each toxicant found. Toxicant . Classification of toxicant Source Location in house or room Effect on plants and humans Routes of exposure Copyright © 2015 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Toxicant Scavenger Hunt Table ENV/410 Version 5 Distribution Toxic response Elimination Copyright © 2015 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 2 ...
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Toxicant Scavenger Hunt Table

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ENV/410 Version 5

University of Phoenix Material
Toxicant Scavenger Hunt Table

Use the text, ToxMystery, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) as resources to provide the necessary
details about each toxicant found.
Toxicant

Carbon Monoxide

Mercury

Radon

Motor Oil

Antifreeze

Classification of
toxicant

Volatile Organic
Compound

Heavy metal

Radiation

Heavy Metals

Harmful Solvent

Source

Vehicles

Broken thermostat

Soil

Vehicles

Vehicles

Location in house
or room

Garage

Living room

Basement

Garage

Garage

Effect on plants and
humans

Suffocation

Poisoning

Lung Cancer

Poisoning

Kills plants where
spilled

Routes of exposure

Breathing

Contact, ingestion

Expos...

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