Chemicals & Human Health

Kidneys and Metals Problem Set

Problem 6: Target organs for metals

Why is the kidney often a target for toxic chemicals such as metals?

A. because toxicants enter the body through the stomach and intestines and are then transported to the kidney
B. because the kidney has a very large surface area in direct contact with the blood
C. because there is very high blood flow to the kidney and it can concentrate substances
D. because the kidney cannot regenerate damaged cells

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