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  • The Hazards of Lead

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    The Hazards of Lead L-E-A-D. What is it? Oh, everyone knows. Or do we? As a child, your first conscious awareness of lead was probably the black substance found in pencils. But soon enough you considered yourself learned when you came to find out that ''lead'' in pencils is really just graphite (actually it is a graphite and clay mixture). Later you became thoroughly confused when you learned that graphite and diamond have the same chemical formula, yet are so different visually and economically

  • hazards of volcanos

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    Volcanoe's Parts Sill Flank Summit Dike Conduit Resevoir Vent Throat Crater Base Lava Hazards Gas - Sulfur Dioxide gas creates air pollution      that irritates skin, nose, throat, and eyes - Carbon Dioxide is so concentrated that it kills animals and humans - Acid rain that some times takes the form of Hydrochloric acid Lahars - hot or cold mixture of water and rock fragments, often resembles a flow of concrete - hundreds of meters wide, tens of meters deep - flows at several tens

  • People as the Creators of Hazards

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    Creators of Hazards "Those elements in physical environment harmful to man and caused by forces extraneous to him". Definition of natural hazards, by I. Burton and R.W. Kates (1964). A hazard only becomes a hazard if it affects, or threatens to affect people. It is essentially man centered. If no people are at risk, it is not a hazard. (See fig 1.0) The more people living in hazardous environments, and the higher the level of development, the more damage caused by hazards. "Venerability

  • Terrorism Hazards Essay

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    Educating on Terrorism Hazards It may seem a little bit cliché, but knowledge is power. The key to educating the general public to the new hazards of terrorism is to first acknowledge and understand what they are. Since the dawn of man, the world has been constantly evolving, and an evolution it is. Over the course of time, we as humans have adapted to our environment and continued to be progressive in the things that we do. From building, to technology, to even the way we teach our students

  • Peril And Hazard Analysis

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    Peril and Hazard A peril is defined as the cause of the loss. For examples of perils which are fire, flood, in an auto accident and robbery. A hazard is a condition that increases the chance of loss. There are many types of hazard; a. Physical hazards are physical conditions that increase the chance of loss (icy roads, defective wiring) b. Moral hazard is dishonesty or character defects in an individual, that increase the chance of loss (faking accidents, inflating claim amounts) c. Attitudinal

  • Modern Health Hazards

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    Modern Health Hazards Modern Health Hazards, dangers arising from man made circumstances that threaten the wellbeing of humans environment. These are normally taken as hazards arising from the mistakes human's have made over the past year's affecting the Healthy status of the entire planet completely. Different hazards threat human life on earth & By the level or extent of threat the effect can be serious and sometimes even cause death. Modern Hazards mainly are pollution of different types ,Drugs

  • Internet and Technology Hazards

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    Internet and Technology Hazards Computers and the Internet are great items for the household, but along with these advantages there are disadvantages. They are constantly changing the way that we live and do business. The Internet puts tons of information at a click of a button. This information is a great educational tool for children. The Internet can be very dangerous to young children, and there is also research being done now about possible problems that adults have with computers. It

  • Hazards from the Universe

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    Hazards from the Universe There are several perilous conditions that exist in our vast universe that could directly impact life as we know it on Earth. These hazards include meteors, asteroids, emission of charged solar particles, supernovas, and problems caused by man. Although the odds of these dangers directly harming Earth’s population are extremely low, if not impossible altogether, something about pending apocalypse seems to excite the human mind. The possibility of a meteorite or asteroid

  • Geographic Hazards of Earthquakes

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    Geographic Hazards of Earthquakes Many geographic and environmental hazards constantly affect and alter the world in which we live. One of the most unpredictable natural disasters to occur is an earthquake. According to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, an earthquake is "a shaking or trembling of the earth that is volcanic or tectonic in origin." However, the physical causes, economic and social effects, and costs go far beyond just that dictionary definition. A phenomenon known as

  • Natural Hazards Center

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    The Natural Hazards Center (NHC), in the Institute of Behavioral Science, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was established in 1973 to enhance and contribute to the knowledge base of the then young, academic field of disaster research and to help reduce the destruction caused by disasters. The NHC has contributed decades of continuous service to communities, and to all levels of government, by sharing information from its “all-hazards approach for dealing with environmental extremes” and