Module 1 Homework Essay

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Module 01 Homework Assignment

Use the information presented in this module along with additional outside research to answer the questions:

1. Describe how applied microbiology is used to improve aspects of life and the environment.

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms (VanMeter, VanMeter, & Hubert, n.d., p.3). These are all of the things not visible to the human eye. With the study of microbiology, it enables us to find things such as viruses and bacteria. This is helpful because sickness and certain outbreaks can be prevented. In turn, this creates a safer more stable environment.

2. Describe how the table of elements is ordered and discuss four common elements in living organisms.

Elements are ordered on the
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| 4.Water wash immed | If this chemical contacts this skin, immediately wash the contaminated skin with water. If this chemical penetrates the clothing, immediately remove the clothing and wash the skin with water. If symptoms occur after washing, get medical attention immediately. | The Above information was quoted from (NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical, n.d.). 8. Briefly summarize the different Biosafety levels.
Biosafety level 1 deals with microorganisms that are generally not disease causing in healthy humans. These chemicals do not have to be stored in isolation. . (VanMeter, VanMeter, & Hubert, n.d., p.102)
Biosafety level 2 pose a moderate risk and should be handled carefully. Limed lab acess is required when handling these microbacteria’s. . (VanMeter, VanMeter, & Hubert, n.d., p.102)
Biosafety level 3 include very dangerous agents. These bacteria are potentially lethal. Pre-cautions go as far as, all the windows have to be closed during handling of the chemicals. . (VanMeter, VanMeter, & Hubert, n.d., p.102-3)
Biosafety level 4 poses the highest level of danger. Staff members handling these bacteria are specifically trained to do just that. Usually the facility is separate in its own building. . (VanMeter, VanMeter, & Hubert, n.d., p.103)

9. Discuss the use of PPEs in a lab environment.
Personal protective equipment is solely to protect the experimenter. These things include gloves,

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