Project #67310 - Advanced Toxicology

Using Textbook Kacew, S., & Lee, B. M. (2013). Lu’s basic toxicology: Fundamentals, target organs, and risk assessment (6th ed.).New York, NY: Informa Healthcare.

 

Question 1

Lead is a ubiquitous metal that has various sources of exposure. Briefly explain how and why the effects of similar exposure to lead may vary according to an individual’s age.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 2

Apply two major sub-disciplines of toxicology to roles in occupational safety and health.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 3

What is the difference between carcinogenesis and mutagenesis? Is it possible for a toxicant to cause the initiation of both events?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 4

Explain how an air pollutant can be transferred from air to contaminant a body of water.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 5

Describe the factors—such as sex, age, health status, nutritional status, and medications—that alter the level of toxicity and the way a toxicant reacts in an individual.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 6 

A lot of discussion has developed over recent years in regards to the effects of steroids used on milk cows and how the steroids are transferred to the consumer products. Discuss what classification of food additive the steroids may fall under, and explain why. What potential concerns might this type of food additive cause for the consumer?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 7

In what situations should a mother be advised against breastfeeding? Should a mother who breastfeeds be held legally responsible for harm that may result from breastfeeding the infant?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response

 

Question 8

What are the Phase I and Phase II reactions? Explain why these reactions are important in the biotransformation of toxicants.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 9

Explain teratogenesis. Speculate what organs may be affected and what effects may be observed if a toxicant interrupts the developmental stage of the neonate?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

Question 10

A worker is suspected to be exposed to a neurological toxicant. Speculate on what effects might be observed if the chemical indeed tested positive as being a neurological toxicant in laboratory testing.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response.

 

 

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