Environmental Health Unit: Final Assessment / Unit Test

Environmental Health Unit:
Final Assessment / Unit Test
TSWBAT take knowledge from the environmental
health unit of how to protect water, air, land and soil
and apply it to completing an open notes unit test.
Let’s Review!
• Take out your notes from
this unit.
• I will be going over key
points / objectives from
this unit.
• You will see these points
not only on the unit test
today but the mid term in
January and the final
exam in June.
• If you are missing these
items in your notes – ADD
Lesson One – The Intro…
• What is environmental health?
– The study of humans & their interactions with the environment
• What does a professional in environmental health work to protect?
– Air, water, soil, food
• What are global environmental health issues?
– Population growth
• Over 7 billion people on earth – we are running out of room!
– Poverty and hunger
• Land suitable for growing crops is now inhabited by humans
– Greenhouse effect and global warming
• Increase air temperatures are caused by greenhouse gas emissions
– Ozone Destruction
• Caused by CFC’s (from aerosol cans, air conditioners, etc.) be released in the atmosphere
• Ozone filters UV rays from the sun – increase the chance of skin cancer
– Deforestation / destruction of the rain forest
• Cutting down rain forests for timber
• We need oxygen to survive!
Lesson Two – Laws & Agencies
• Agencies:
• Laws:
– 8 laws…do you have the
correct definitions?!
Lesson 3 –
Protecting Land & Water
• Wastes
– Industrial, hazardous or radioactive
– Can be flammable, corrosive or reactive
• Deforestation (from lesson one)
• Biodegradable
– Breaks down / absorbed into the environment
• Recycling
– “Reduce / reuse / recycle”
• Conservation
– How can we reduce pollution
– how that action can positively affect the environment
Lesson 4 & 5 – Air Quality and Car
• Outdoor Air Pollution
– Ozone (from lesson one)
– Smog
• Brownish haze that
sometimes forms in
urban areas
– Greenhouse Gasses
• Emitted into the
atmosphere from
cars, busses, trucks,
heating systems and
– Carbon monoxide
Indoor Air Pollution terms:
– Radon
• Naturally formed in rock and soil below
homes and businesses
• SECOND LEADING cause lung cancer from
your home other than smoking
– Asbestos
• Insulation used in old homes and
• LEADING cause lung cancer from your
home other than smoking
– CO (carbon monoxide)
• Colorless and odorless gas
• Prevents oxygen from reaching body tissue
– Lead
• Found in paint in old homes
• Can cause damage to the kidneys, liver,
brain, nerves; heart disease
Lesson 6: Conservation
• Global Warming (from
lesson one)
• Recycling
• How can we reduce
• How that action can
positively affect the
• “Reduce / Reuse /
• “Think Globally – Act
Does anyone have any questions or
want me to review any material
Are you ready to take the test?!
Today’s Goals
• Unit Test:
– Test is done individually.
• You may not talk or share notes with others or use your cellphone until all
tests are collected!!
– All questions come directly from your notes for power points, the
textbook, today’s power point and activities done this unit.
• After the Unit Test:
– Turn your test into the ‘to be graded bin’ by the windows (make
sure your name is on the test!)
– Did you turn in all unit classwork…including the poster activity?!
– Take the packet titled ‘Adolescent Medical History Form’ next to
the bin:
• It is important that you do not put your name on the worksheet.
• Try your best to answer the questions knowing that I will never collect it or
look at it.
• This form will be used next class meeting for the introduction of Consumer
Health Unit