Chemicals & Human Health

Kidneys and Metals Problem Set

Problem 4: Sources of metals in the environment

Who is LEAST likely to be exposed to toxic metals?

A. a technician working on a computer component board assembly line
B. a person who drinks water from a ground water well
C. a person smoking a cigarette
D. a person working on a new home computer
Cigarettes, old paints, ground water, and computers can all contain toxic metals. People are least likely to be exposed from a personal computer because the metals in it are completely contained and in a state where the human is very unlikely to be exposed.
E. a painter renovating an 100 year old home

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