Chemicals & Human Health

Toxicology Problem Set

Problem 11: Environmental health sciences professions

For help to answer the question:

Which environmental health scientist would determine ways to prevent and reduce exposure to second hand smoke?
A. a toxicologist
B. an epidemiologist
C. an industrial hygienist
D. an occupational and environmental medicine physician
E. a pharmacologist


Many different types of scientists work in the field of environmental health sciences. Typically one scientist may be involved in several different fields. Toxicologists study the way in which hazards harm the body. Pharmacologists study the beneficial effects of chemicals. Industrial hygienists study how to stop or prevent exposure to hazards. Epidemiologists study what health problems occur in groups of people and investigate the causes. Occupational and Environmental Medicine physicians diagnose and treat patients exposed to health hazards and in their work or other environments.

Toxicology Problem Set Chemicals & Human Health

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
The Biology Project
The University of Arizona
Tuesday, September 16, 1997
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