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Web Taxonomy-Health Topics
Short Name
WBT - Health Topics
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Web Taxonomy-Health Topics
Description
Extensible list of topics related to human health conditions or concerns referred to or associated with content.
Topics
Health & Safety, Information Management/Systems
Publishing Organization
Office of Environmental Information, Office of Information Analysis and Access
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Expand Food Safety - A system to ensure that illness or harm will not result from eating food. 
Bullet Fish & Wildlife Consumption - Human use of fish and wildlife resources as a food source 
Expand Health Effects - The result(s) of exposure to substances (such as radiation) that cause any harm to a person's health. It includes diseases, cancers, birth defects, genetic effects and death. [Washington State Dept. of Health] 
Bullet Chemical Sensitization - Evidence suggests that some people may develop health problems characterized by effects such as dizziness, eye and throat irritation, chest tightness, and nasal congestion that appear whenever they are exposed to certain chemicals. People may react to even trace amounts of chemicals to which they have become "sensitized." 
Bullet Genetic Damage - Harm to a person's genes which can be passed on to subsequent generations. [Hanford Information Health Network Glossary] 
Expand Respiratory Diseases  
Bullet Asthma - A chronic, inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by wheezing, breathing difficulties, coughing, chest tightness, and other possible symptoms. People with asthma have very sensitive airways that are constantly on the verge of over-reacting to asthma triggers. [Glossary of Asthma Terms: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America] 
Expand Health Risks - Risk: The probability that something will cause injury or harm. [The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)] 
Expand Exposure - Contact with a substance by swallowing, breathing, or touching the skin or eyes. Exposure may be short-term [acute exposure], of intermediate duration, or long-term [chronic exposure]. [The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)] 
Bullet Acute Exposure - Contact with a substance that occurs once or for only a short time (up to 14 days) [compare with chronic exposure]. [The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)] 
Bullet Chronic Exposure - Contact with a substance that occurs over a long time (more than 1 year) [compare with acute exposure] [The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)] 
Bullet Cumulative Exposure - The sum of exposures of an organism to a pollutant over a period of time. [Terms of Environment] 
Bullet Dermal Exposure - Contact between a chemical and the skin. [Terms of Env] 
Bullet Dietary Exposure - The condition of being subject to toxic substance(s) as a result of food consumption. 
Bullet Exposure Assessment - The process of finding out how people come into contact with a hazardous substance, how often and for how long they are in contact with the substance, and how much of the substance they are in contact with. [The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)] 
Bullet Exposure Concentration - The concentration of a chemical or other pollutant representing a health threat in a given environment. [Terms of Env] 
Bullet Exposure Routes - The way a chemical or pollutant enters an organism after contact; i.e., by ingestion, inhalation, or dermal absorption. [Terms of Env] 
Bullet Health Assessment - Estimate of the nature and probability of adverse health effects in humans who may be exposed to chemicals in contaminated environmental media, now or in the future. [Human Health Risk Assessment, EPA.gov] 
Bullet Threshold Level - Time-weighted average pollutant concentration values, exposure beyond which is likely to adversely affect human health. [Terms of Env] 
Expand Toxicity - The degree to which a substance or mixture of substances can harm humans or animals. Acute toxicity involves harmful effects in an organism through a single or short-term exposure. Chronic toxicity is the ability of a substance or mixture of substances to cause harmful effects over an extended period, usually upon repeated or continuous exposure sometimes lasting for the entire life of the exposed organism. Subchronic toxicity is the ability of the substance to cause effects for more than one year but less than the lifetime of the exposed organism. [Terms of Env] 
Bullet Acute Toxicity - The ability of a substance to cause severe biological harm or death soon after a single exposure or dose. Also, any poisonous effect resulting from a single short-term exposure to a toxic substance. [Terms of Env] 
Bullet Chronic Toxicity - The capacity of a substance to cause long-term poisonous health effects in humans, animals, fish, and other organisms. [Terms of Env] 
Bullet Dermal Toxicity - The ability of a pesticide or toxic chemical to poison people or animals by contact with the skin. [Terms of Env] 
Expand Special Populations - People who might be more sensitive or susceptible to exposure to hazardous substances because of factors such as age, occupation, sex, or behaviors (for example, cigarette smoking). Children, pregnant women, and older people are often considered special populations. [The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)] 
Bullet Childrens' Health - Scientific evidence shows that children are different from adults in terms of their exposure and susceptibility to pollutants. This evidence may explain the relationship between environmental risks and some childhood illnesses. [Protect Children, Protect our Future, EPA.gov] 
Bullet Mens' Health - Male specific diseases and health conditions. 
Bullet Seniors' Health - Diseases and health conditions specific to older individuals. 
Bullet Womens' Health - Female specific diseases and health conditions. 
Bullet Workers' Health - Workplace exposures and conditions can act as component causes of a wide range of diseases. [Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health] 
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