Water and human health
Water and human health

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Water and human health

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use in context, or recognise definitions and applications of, each of the terms printed in bold in the text

  • identify some of the reasons why clean, fresh water is an increasingly scarce resource for many people in the world

  • explain what is meant by the bioaccumulation of xenobiotic chemicals and identify the implications that this has for what people can safely eat

  • distinguish between the effects on human health of high and low levels of environmental pollution by nitrogen compounds5 explain what is meant by an endocrine disruptor.

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