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More Than Skin Deep imageIntroduction image
To the Teacher:
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The first line of defense against environmental hazards is your skin.  However, there are hazards that can and do penetrate the skin to harm your health.  In this lesson you will learn about three kinds of environmental hazards that can penetrate the skin to harm your health.

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By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Identify common means for minimizing your risk to exposure to pesticides and herbicides
  • Identify common diseases caused by parasites or the diseases carried by parasites
  • Identify important ways to protect yourself from the sun's ultraviolet rays


Instructions image
Begin by clicking on the "Pre-Test" link to the left, then proceed with the rest of this unit by clicking on the "Lesson" link to the left.  When you get to the lesson guides, read each one.  When you are finished, return to this page to continue on to the activity and then to the post-test.