FAQ Sheet Instructions
Prepare a FAQ sheet on your toxic agent using the information you collected for your report. The
sheet should be 1 page (NOT MORE) and would be something that might be handed out to people
who are interested or posted on-line. The content should not be very technical but more of questions
that the general public might have about the material. A few examples of FAQ sheets from are
provided. Please, pay attention to the FAQ sheet design and make it appealing to attract and motivate
the general public to read it. FAQ sheet design is part of the final score for this assignment.
FAQ Sheet Instructions
Some more detailed instructions on preparing the FAQ sheets for your toxic agents. Please, do not
use extensive text, but rather bullet point style, so people would be motivated to read rather than
overwhelmed by ton of text.
1) The format should be questions with corresponding answers.
2) The questions should be information that someone not familiar with the toxic agent would like
to know. You should include questions and answers similar to those below:
a. What is X?
i. Include information on the general properties
1. Gas, liquid or solid
ii. What are its uses
b. How would I be exposed to X?
i. Most likely routes of exposure
ii. Who is most likely to be exposure (member of general public, worker in
manufacturing plant, person applying pesticides, etc.)
iii. Specific groups especially at risk (children, elderly, pregnant women, etc.)
c. What are the effects of X exposure?
ii. Effects from human studies/epidemiology if known
iii. Molecular mechanisms – in general terms only
d. How can I prevent exposure to X?
i. Individual or group prevention (you can include regulatory preventative
e. Where I can get more information?
i. The best are government websites such as EPA, ATSDR, CDC, etc. These
websites are usually available and easily accessible which may not be the case
for other links.
3) The information should not be very technical. Remember that this FAQ sheet is for a
person that has questions or concerns about a specific material and, in many cases, they
do not have a science background. You should aim for a high school reading level and
any technical terms should be defined in layman terms.