Chemicals & Human Health

Toxicology Problem Set

Problem 9: Factors affecting individual susceptibility

All of the people listed below live in the same house. Who is most likely to experience toxic effects from the second-hand smoke?

A. the grandmother, who is very fit
B. the mother, who smokes
C. the father, who smokes
D. the teenage daughter, who has asthma
A person's health status can affect their response to a hazard. In this case, the daughter who has asthma is most likely to suffer harmful effects because her lungs are already experiencing an illness and are less healthy than the other people who live there.
E. the son, who is in 5th grade

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