NR 435 Chapter 8
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NR 435 Chapter 8
nh natural resources
pesticides, toxins, environment
A sudden onset of symptoms or effects of exposure to some factor.
Substances that activate the immune system and case an allergic response.
Substances that stimulate the production of and react with apecific antibodies.
The selective absorbtion and concentration of molecules by cells
Increase in concentration of certain stable chemicals in successively higher trophic levels of a food chain or web.
Substances that cause cancer.
Long-lasting results of exposure to a toxin, can be a permanent change caused by a single, acute exposure or a continuous, low-level exposure.
Disability-adjusted life years. A health measure that assess the total burden of disease.
A new disease or one that has been absent for at least 20 years.
endocrine hormone disrupters
Chemicals that interfere with the function of endocrine hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, etc.
A chemical dose lethat to 50 percent of a test poplation.
Illness or disease.
Death rate in a poplation, such as the number of deaths per thousand people per year.
Agents, such as chemicals or radiation, that damage or alter genetic material (DNA) in cells.
Toxic substances such as lead or mercury, that specifically poison nerve cells.
Organisms that produce disease in host organisms.
Persistant organic pollutants. Chemical compounds that persist in the environment and retain biological activity for a long time.
Chemicals or other factors that specifically cause abnormalities during embyonic growth and development.
Poisonos chemicals that react with specific cellular components to kill cells or alter growth and development in undesirable ways.