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PUBLIC HEALTH
THE MENTAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING OF A COMMUNITY
SANITATION
THE PROMOTION OF CLEANLINESS
POTABLE
WATER THAT IS SUFFICIENT IN QUALITY AND QUANTITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A COMMUNITY
SEWAGE
USED WATER
SLUDGE
THE LAYER OF ACCUMULATED SOLIDS AT THE BOTTOM OF A TREATMENT TANK
LEACHATE
A HIGHLY CONTAMINATED LIQUID FROM GARBAGE DUMPS
SECURE LANDFILL
DISPOSAL AREAS FOR NON-LIQUID OR CONTAINERIZED HAZARDOUS WASTE.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
A DISEASE THAT IS TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON (E.G., FLU)
NON-INFECTIOUS DISEASE
A DISEASE THAT CANNOT BE TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON BY ANY MEANS (E.G., MERCURY POISONING)
DIRECT TRANSMISSION
AN IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF PATHOGENS FROM AN INFECTED CARRIER TO A SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUAL (E.G., STD'S)
INDIRECT TRANSMISSION
A TRANSFER OF PATHOGENS FROM AN INFECTED CARRIER TO A SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUAL VIA A THIRD ELEMENT
AIR BORNE
THE PATHOGEN IS TRANSMITTED FROM THE CARRIER TO THE SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUAL VIA THE AIR (E.G., COLDS)
VECTOR BORNE
THE PATHOGEN IS TRANSMITTED FROM THE CARRIER TO THE SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUAL VIA ANOTHER LIVING HOST (E.G., MALARIA)
VEHICLE BORNE
THE PATHOGEN IS TRANSMITTED FROM THE CARRIER TO THE SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUAL VIA A NON-LIVING INTERMEDIARY (E.G., WATER)
ECOLOGY
THE STUDY OF ECOSYSTEMS
ECOSYSTEM
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIVING ORGANISMS AND THEIR PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS OR ENVIRONMENT
BIOTIC
LIVING
ABIOTIC
NON LIVING
RADIANT ENERGY
ENERGY IN THE FORM OF LIGHT
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
THE PROCESS BY WHICH PLANTS CONVERT WATER, CO2 AND THE MINERALS INTO CARBOHYDRATES
AUTOTROPH
SELF FEEDING. THE FIRST TROPHIC LEVEL
CHLOROPHYLL
THE CHEMICAL IN PLANTS WHICH ALLOWS PHOTOSYNTHESIS TO OCCUR
RESPERATION
THE PROCESS BY WHICH ANIMALS OBTAIN ENERGY BY USING GLUCOSE AND OXYGEN
DECOMPOSERS
BACTERIA AND FUNGI THAT BREAK DOWN ORGANIC MATERIAL. THE THIRD TROPHIC LEVEL
NUTRIENT CYCLES
ALSO CALLED BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES. THE PROCESS BY WHICH MATERIALS ARE RE-CYCLED THROUGH AN ECOSYSTEM
DENSITY INDEX
A STATISTICAL TOOL WHICH INDICATES THE COMPLEXITY OF AN ECOSYSTEM
SOIL
A COMBINATION OF ROCK PARTICLES OF VARIOUS SIZES
LOAM
FINE ROCK PARTICLES, ORGANIC MATERIAL AND WATER
TIGHT SOILS
SOILS THAT CONTAIN A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF SILT AND CLAY AND HAVE A LOW INFILTRATION AND PERCOLATION RATE
SOIL GRADATION
A MIXTURE OF DIFFERENT SOILS
PUBLIC HEALTH
THE MENTAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING OF A COMMUNITY
SANITATION
THE PROMOTION OF CLEANLINESS
POTABLE
WATER THAT IS SUFFICIENT IN QUALITY AND QUANTITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A COMMUNITY
SEWAGE
USED WATER
SLUDGE
THE LAYER OF ACCUMULATED SOLIDS AT THE BOTTOM OF A TREATMENT TANK
LEACHATE
A HIGHLY CONTAMINATED LIQUID FROM GARBAGE DUMPS
SECURE LANDFILL
DISPOSAL AREAS FOR NON-LIQUID OR CONTAINERIZED HAZARDOUS WASTE.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
A DISEASE THAT IS TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON (E.G., FLU)
NON-INFECTIOUS DISEASE
A DISEASE THAT CANNOT BE TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON BY ANY MEANS (E.G., MERCURY POISONING)
DIRECT TRANSMISSION
AN IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF PATHOGENS FROM AN INFECTED CARRIER TO A SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUAL (E.G., STD'S)