Deforestation in the Amazon forest

1. Describe Deforestation. (1 pt). Limited to 15 words.

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2. Identify a particular country and name of forest where deforestation is occurring. (2 pt). Limited to 10 words.

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3. Identify a particular company that is contributing to the deforestation. (2 pts). Limited to 10 words.
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4. Identify ONE environment (e.g., indoor air, groundwater, soil, food, etc.) that was impacted, or can potentially be impacted, by

the deforestation in the community you describe in question #2 (3 pts). Limited to 5 words.
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5. Identify ONE environmental hazard associated with the impacted environment in question #3. The hazard must be a specific

biological, physical, or chemical hazard (3 pts). Limited to 5 words.
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6. Describe the health impact (i.e., symptoms and incubation period) of the environmental hazard you identified in question #4 (3

pt). Limited to 25 words.
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7. Describe the route of exposure (1 pt) associated with the health impact above. Limited to 10 words.
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8. Identify a group of people who are impacted negatively by this issue. Describe the injustice. (5 pts) Limited to 20 words.
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Name (Last Name, First Name): Sosa, Emily
Be careful with providing irrelevant information. It’ll get you in trouble.
1. Identify a particular city, county, or region in the United States where water drilling is occurring. (2 pts). Limited to 10

words.
Water Drilling is occurring in regions of New York and Pennsylvania. Also in Marcellus and Utica shale oil/gas wells in Pennsylvania, West

Virginia, and Ohio. City/county? -2… You need to commit and pick one area, not three states.
Citation: Osborn, Stephen G, Avner Vengosh, Nathaniel R Warner, and Robert B Jackson. “Methane Contamination of Drinking Water

Accompanying Gas-well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,

108.20 (2011): 8172-8176.
Citation: Siegel, D.I, B Smith, E Perry, R Bothun, and M Hollingsworth. “Pre-drilling Water-quality Data of Groundwater Prior to Shale Gas

Drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Dataset.” Applied Geochemistry, 63 (2015): 37-57.

2. Identify a particular company that is drilling water. (5 pts). Limited to 10 words.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is drilling water. They drill for gas. Not water. -5
Citation: Siegel, D.I, B Smith, E Perry, R Bothun, and M Hollingsworth. “Pre-drilling Water-quality Data of Groundwater Prior to Shale Gas

Drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Dataset.” Applied Geochemistry, 63 (2015): 37-57.

3. Identify ONE environment (e.g., indoor air, groundwater, soil, food, etc.) that was impacted by the water drilling in the

community you describe in question #2 (5 pts). Limited to 5 words.
The environment that was impacted most by the water drilling is the groundwater.
Citation: Siegel, D.I, B Smith, E Perry, R Bothun, and M Hollingsworth. “Pre-drilling Water-quality Data of Groundwater Prior to Shale Gas

Drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Dataset.” Applied Geochemistry, 63 (2015): 37-57.

4. Identify ONE environmental hazard associated with the impacted environment in question #3. The hazard must be a specific

biological, physical, or chemical hazard (5 pts). Limited to 5 words.
The environmental hazard is chemical: Lead, and Mercury. Pick one. Next time, points will be deducted on this.

Citation: Siegel, D.I, B Smith, E Perry, R Bothun, and M Hollingsworth. “Pre-drilling Water-quality Data of Groundwater Prior to Shale Gas

Drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Dataset.” Applied Geochemistry, 63 (2015): 37-57.

5. Describe the health impact (i.e., symptoms, incubation period) of the environmental hazard you identified in question #4 (5 pt).

Limited to 25 words.

Lead can cause lead poisoning and can lead to anemia, and can cause impair hearing issues. Mercury can lead to damage to the central

nervous system. Incubation period? -1
Citation: Ngueta, Gerard, Belkacem Abdous, Robert Tardif, Julie St-Laurent, and Patrick Levallois. “Use of a Cumulative Exposure Index to

Estimate the Impact of Tap Water Lead Concentration on Blood Lead Levels in 1- to 5-Year-Old Children (Montréal, Canada).” Environmental

Health Perspectives, 124.3 (2016): 388-775.
Gaioli, Marisa, Diego Amoedo, and Daniel González. “Impact of Mercury on Human Health and the Environment.” Archivos Argentinos De

Pediatría, 110.3 (2012): 259

6. Describe the route of exposure (3 pt) associated with the health impact above. Limited to 10 words.
The route of exposure is through the groundwater. By drinking the of the water through the tap as well.
Citation: Ngueta, Gerard, Belkacem Abdous, Robert Tardif, Julie St-Laurent, and Patrick Levallois. “Use of a Cumulative Exposure Index to

Estimate the Impact of Tap Water Lead Concentration on Blood Lead Levels in 1- to 5-Year-Old Children (Montréal, Canada).” Environmental

Health Perspectives, 124.3 (2016): 388-775.

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