Identify the factors that modify toxicity. Based on these factors, explain how exposure to the same concentration and duration of a toxin will affect a healthy, middle-aged male differently than a middle-aged female who smokes and has a suppressed immune system.
Toxicity can manifest in numerous ways. Describe at least four of these ways.
Identify the five broad categories of toxins, and then provide an example of each that is found in the region where you live.
Reflect on an incident where you or someone you know has come in contact with a plant or animal toxin. Identify the toxin and discuss the environment in which the organism that produces the toxin thrives. Discuss how the toxin works to produce harmful effects.