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Question 1

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What scientific observation about PCB distribution is described in Part I?


What scientific observation about PCB distribution is described in Part I?
PBCs are compounds that were once used as insulators in electrical transmission lines.

Studies in remote areas of Alaska have shown that PCBs are even found in lakes untouched by
humans.
There is no known natural process that produces PBCs.

Each PBC differs by the quantity and location of the chlorine atoms.

PBC production was halted in 1977 due to their potential toxicity.

Question 2
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Which of the following represents a hypothesis or explanatory story to explain


the global movement of pollutants such as PCBs.
Which of the following represents a hypothesis or explanatory story to explain the global movement of
pollutants such as PCBs.
Volatile PCBs escape into the atmosphere and are brought to earth by rain.

PCBs have been released from transformers and equipment that reside in previously uninhabited
areas.

All of the above are possible hypotheses.

Contamination of rivers by industrial waste has carried PCBs far and wide.

Incorrect Question

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Which of the following observations or methods (you may choose more than one)
might be the best test of the hypothesis (or hypotheses) for PCB distribution?

Which of the following observations or methods (you may choose more than one) might be the best test
of the hypothesis (or hypotheses) for PCB distribution?
Test air samples from numerous sites for the presence of PCBs using a gas chromatograph and
mass spectrometer.

Collect statistics on the sale of PCBs worldwide.

Write a newspaper article arguing that suggestions of PCB contamination in Alaska are part of a
conspiracy by environmental scientist to gain additional funding.

Send local manufacturers and factories a questionnaire asking for data they have on recent spills or
leaks from their facilities.

Test water samples from various lakes using a liquid chromatograph and mass spectrometer.

Question 4
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Conduct a search of the literature by whatever means you wish (Google, Bing,
local library, etc.) and determine which of the following toxic effects have been
attributed to PCBs (there may be more than one answer):
Conduct a search of the literature by whatever means you wish (Google, Bing, local library, etc.) and
determine which of the following toxic effects have been attributed to PCBs (there may be more than one
answer):
Hemorrhagic fever

Krokodil syndrome

Mutagenic affects

Neurotoxicity

Endocrine disruption

Question 5
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Which of the following best represents the chemical nature of PCBs?


Which of the following best represents the chemical nature of PCBs?
Polychlorinated biphenyls

Poly Contaminating Biaryls

Phosphorous Chloro Binaphthyls

Pituitary Combining Bismuths

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