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ToxRAP map and EPA Health Problem List

ToxRAP map and EPA Health Problem List

Study the ToxRAP map below and mark symptoms on the EPA Health Problem List to see if you can solve Beverly's mystery!

ToxRAP Map

Toxicology, Risk Assessment & Pollution

ToxRAP Map

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute,
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey;
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


EPA Health Problem List

(Mark the symptoms that apply in the box provided, and then see if you can solve this mystery!)

Health Problems Caused By Heavy Metals

Airborne Lead and Mercury Vapor

Key Signs/Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Adults...

  Gastrointestinal discomfort/constipation/anorexia
  Nausea
  Fatigue, weakness
  Personality changes
  Headache
  Hearing loss
  Tremor, lack of coordination

and in Infants and Small Children...

  Irritability
  Abdominal pain
  Ataxia
  Seizures loss of consciousness
  (Chronic) learning deficits
  Hyperactivity, reduced attention span

Key Signs/Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning

  Muscle cramps or tremors
  Headache
  Tachycardia
  Intermittent fever
  Acrodynia
  Personality change
  Neurological dysfunction

Health Problems Related to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Key Signs Symptoms in Adults...

  Rhinitis/pharyngitis, nasal congestion, persistent cough
  Conjunctival irritation
  Headache
  Wheezing ( bronchial constriction)
  Exacerbation of chronic respiratory conditions

and in Infants and Children...

  Asthma onset
  Increased severity of or difficulty in controlling asthma
  Frequent upper respiratory infections and/or episodes of otitis media
  Persistent middle-ear effusion
  Snoring
  Repeated pneumonia, bronchitis

Animal Dander, Molds, Dust Mites, Other Biologicals

Key Signs/Symptoms

  Recognized infectious disease
  Exacerbation of asthma
  Rhinitis
  Conjunctival inflammation
  Recurrent fever
  Malaise
  Dyspnea
  Chest tightness
  Cough

Health Problems Caused by Carbon Monoxide, Other Combustion Products (Stoves, Space Heaters, Furnaces, Fireplaces)

Key Signs / Symptoms

  Dizziness or headache
  Confusion
  Nausea/emesis
  Fatigue
  Tachycardia
  Eye and upper respiratory tract irritation
  Wheezing/bronchial constriction
  Persistent cough
  Elevated blood carboxyhemoglobin levels
  Increased frequently of angina in persons with coronary heart disease

Health Problems Caused by Volatile Organic Compounds
(Formaldehyde, Pesticides, Solvents, Cleaning Agents)

Key Signs/Symptoms
 

  Conjunctival irritation
  Nose, throat discomfort
  Headache
  Allergic skin reaction
  Dyspnea
  Declines in serum cholinesterase levels
  Nausea, emesis
  Epistaxis (formaldehyde)
  Fatigue
  Dizziness

Resources

What could it be, Beverly?
Beverly's portrait (on Mrs. Landers page)
CONTINUE WITH STORY!
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