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Kidneys and Metals Problem Set

Problem 5: Types of metal toxicity

One of the ways that lead makes people sick is by interfering with the protein that helps make hemoglobin. The result is an anemic like condition where your blood can't carry enough oxygen to keep you healthy. This is an example of what mechanism of metal toxicity?

A. enzyme inhibition
B. carcinogenicity
C. disruption of subcellular organelles
D. corrosion

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The University of Arizona
Monday, February 22, 1999
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