In the SLP for this course, you will conduct a critical review of the standard-setting process for one standard from one of the substances in one of the lists provided below.
For the Module 1 SLP, select one of the substances listed below and, in a 3- to 4-page paper, answer the following questions. Support your answers with the literature.
- Explain the source of this substance in occupational or environmental settings.
- Explain the significance of this substance from an environmental or occupational health perspective and why it needed to be regulated.
- Describe historical events that involved environmental or occupational exposures to this substance, prior to regulation.
List of air quality standards:
Nitrogen dioxide (primary standard)
Sulfur dioxide (primary standard)
List of drinking water standards:
Lead and Copper
List of occupational standards:
Length: Submit a 3- to 4-page paper.
SLP Assignment Expectations
In-text citations and references: Be sure that all information and ideas in your papers are supported by in-text citations and corresponding references at the end of the paper.
Scholarly sources: Online sources must be limited to credible professional and scholarly publications such as peer-reviewed journal articles, e-books, or specific webpages on websites from a university, government, or nonprofit organization (these have extensions .edu, .gov, or .org). Presenting consumer sources such as e-magazines, newspapers, Wikipedia, WebMD, or other commercial websites (these have extensions .com) as references is not appropriate.
Scholarly writing: Use an academic paper format, not an essay based on your opinions or experience. Avoid using the first person in writing. Synthesize what you learned from the sources you read; write papers in your own words; and cite sources within the text, as well as include a properly formatted reference list.
Use of direct quotes: Use of direct quotes should be avoided. Only use direct quotes when preserving the exact words of an author is necessary. In the rare instance that directly quoted material is used, it must be properly cited (with quotation marks and page numbers in the in-text citation); quotes should not exceed 5-10% of the total paper content.