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Toxicology Cards


A group of diseases caused by abnormal cell growth and reproduction Cancer
A chemical that causes cancer Carcinogen
Pollution that enters water from a large area and cannot be traced Nonpoint source pollution
Pollution that enters water from a specific location and can be controlled or treated before it enters a body of water Point Source Pollution
Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water Pollutant
Chemicals designed to kill pests (insects, weeds, rodents) Pesticides
Chemicals that make plants grow Fertilizers
Chemical reaction that occurs when a substance reacts with oxygen; it makes our fruit turn brown Oxidation
Chemicals used to prevent food spoilage Preservatives
Inability to digest a food Food Intolerance
An immune system response to the protein in certain foods Allergy
The study of how chemicals can hurt living organisms Toxicology
Poison Toxic
Amount of a chemical given to one person Dose
How strong or powerful a chemical is Potency
Measures how potent (strong) a chemical is Toxicity Test
The amount of a chemical in a certain volume (amount of space) Concentration
How long you are around (exposed to) a certain chemical Exposure Time
Individual organisms respond to a chemical in different ways Individual Susceptibility
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