Deutsch: Akut / Español: Agudo / Português: Agudo / Français: Aigu / Italiano: Acuto /

An Acute is used to describe disease where symptoms are readily evident. Treatment is generally required.

In the environmental context, "acute" refers to a rapid onset of symptoms or effects resulting from exposure to a toxic substance. Acute effects typically occur within a short period of time after exposure, such as within hours or days. Here are some examples of acute effects in the environmental context:

  1. Chemical spills: Exposure to chemicals from spills can cause acute effects such as skin irritation, respiratory problems, and nausea.

  2. Air pollution: Exposure to high levels of air pollution, such as during a smog event, can cause acute effects such as coughing, shortness of breath, and eye irritation.

  3. Pesticides: Exposure to pesticides can cause acute effects such as headache, nausea, and dizziness.

Acute effects are often the result of a single exposure to a toxic substance or a short-term exposure to high levels of a toxic substance. These effects can be severe and may require immediate medical attention. It is important to take steps to prevent acute exposure to toxic substances, such as wearing protective clothing and equipment, following safety guidelines for handling chemicals, and minimizing exposure to pollutants in the air and water.

Other definition:

An Acute is occurring only once or more than once within a short period of time

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