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Post-Lecture Quiz

This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1
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The leading cause of death in the world today is _________.
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Question 2
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Which of the following is an example of a cultural hazard?
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Question 3
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The use of insecticides (such as DDT) that have been banned by many developed countries goes on in some developing countries _______.
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Question 4
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International regulation of toxicants _______.
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Question 5
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Dose-response curves are developed by _______.
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Question 6
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Exposure to low amounts of a chemical over long periods of time is _______.
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Question 7
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Environmental health advocates criticize the process of risk management, saying that it gives too much weight to _______.
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Question 8
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Synthetic pesticides _______.
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Question 9
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Which of the following is NOT assessed by a toxicologist to determine the potential for environmental damage of a new chemical?
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Question 10
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A low LD50 indicates _______.
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Question 11
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How do endocrine disruptors affect human health at very low doses?
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Question 12
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Biomagnification _______.
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Question 13
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Epidemiology is important for understanding human toxicology because _______.
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Question 14
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We have good information about how some toxicants affect human health because _________.
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Question 15
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The "precautionary principle approach" to chemical testing ______________.
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Question 16
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Which of the following statements is true regarding toxins?
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Question 17
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A child enters the pediatrician's office with symptoms that include anemia, hearing loss, kidney, and stomach problems. The family has just recently moved into a 50-year-old home and is doing renovations. What might be the problem with this child?
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Question 18
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Scientists are interested in the effects of environmental hazards on wildlife because _________.
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Question 19
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An infant can receive _________.
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Question 20
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Nicotine and alcohol have been shown to be harmful to a fetus in the womb in that they can lead to birth defects. Nicotine and alcohol are therefore potential _____.
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Question 21
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BPA and phthalates are known _________.
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Question 22
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Which of the following types of hazards spread quickly worldwide because of human mobility?
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Question 23
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Risk is determined using the statistical description called _____, which helps us to determine the likelihood of a certain even occurring.
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Question 24
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If an evaluating committee places the burden of proof of the safety of a new chemical on the manufacturer of the chemical, then the committee is using the _________.
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Question 25
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Which of the following statements about the United States and Europe are true regarding toxins?
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