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Find products in your home or items in your surroundings that you are exposed to daily that contain at least 1 contaminant from each category of the following substances (for a total of 10 contaminants):heavy metalsharmful solventsvolatile organic compounds or vaporspesticidesradiation
Use the Contaminant Scavenger Hunt document to track the information for each contaminant. Complete the assignment in this MS Word document. Do not create a separate document or write a paper.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. Where does it come from?Where is the product located in the house?Describe how the contaminant affects plants and humans. What are the harmful impacts?What is the route of exposure, meaning how does the actual exposure to the harmful contaminants occur? Examples could be ingestion, inhalation, skin (dermal) exposure, etc.Once inside the body, how is the contaminant transported and distributed? Does it impact certain organs, bones or blood, for example?In the event of a very large, short-term exposure what is the immediate the toxic response, or symptoms?How the contaminant is eliminated from the body or detoxified (processed) in the body?
Submit your assignment – which is the completed MS Word document.
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