Chemicals & Human Health

Toxicology Problem Set

Problem 10: Hazard control

There are several ways to control or reduce your exposure to a hazard. Opening a window in a room full of people who are smoking is an example of controlling your exposure to environmental tobacco smoke by __________________.

A. treating the symptoms of the hazard
B. diluting the hazard
By opening the window, fresh air will enter the room and the concentration of cigarette smoke will be reduced. This decreases your exposure to cigarette smoke, but does not completely eliminate exposure.. Other ways to control a hazard are removing the source of the hazard,wearing protective gear, distancing yourself from the hazard, and treating the symptoms caused by the hazard.
C. distancing yourself from the hazard
D. removing the hazard

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