endocrine-disrupting chemical – Caffiene
Caffiene – endocrine-disrupting chemical
Cover all of the following questions:
What hormone does it mimic?
How long has this chemical been in existence?
Evidence for exposure concerns in other species?
Evidence for exposure concerns in humans?
What are the safe levels for your chosen endocrine disruptor?
Any alternatives to the use of this chemical?
How important is this chemical in our daily lives?
Is your chosen endocrine disruptor involved in any social justice issues? Globally or in US? (Bioethical concerns)
(#1-#8 = background information) (60 points)
What is the route of exposure for humans? For other species?
Any changes people can make to reduce exposure to your chosen endocrine disruptor? Sustainable practices apply? (15 pts for #9 & 10)
How does the concept of ?One Health? apply to this chemical? (Recall the relationship between Human, Animal and Environmental health). (5pts)
What US regulatory agencies are involved with the safety assessments of this chemical? Is this chemical used in other countries? If not, why not? Precautionary Principle applied to this chemical in other countries? (10 pts)
Any Health Science Professional organizations involved/concerned about this chemical? Do they have an advocacy role? If no organizations are involved ? which do you think should be involved and what should their role be? (5 pts)
What is your personal opinion about the testing, use of, regulations and bioethical concerns of this chemical? (5 pts)
These papers should be written in a logical manner, where concepts flow from one paragraph to the next. Do not just list the answers to the above questions – synthesize all the data/your opinions in a logical, thorough and concise manner.
Points will be deducted for:
?Piecemeal? work. (Just a ?listing of facts, strung together without cohesiveness.)
Spelling, punctuation, grammar errors
Cite your sources throughout the paper! And use full citations at the end of the paper. Your paper will not be accepted if there are no sources cited.
*Sources of information- must contain at least 3 primary sources. Know the difference between primary and secondary sources!