The Dose-Response Curve: Determining Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants


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What does a low LD50 mean?

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1. What is a threshold dose?

2. What level of doses do toxicologists use on lab animals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessment tools to test your conceptual understanding of the dose-response curve. Important topics covered in the quiz include toxicants and the threshold dose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Measure your understanding of these topics with the quiz:

  • What a low LD50 indicates
  • What a threshold dose indicates
  • What toxicologists use on lab animals
  • The dose-response curve and its characteristics
  • The characteristics of an acute response

Skills practiced

This combination quiz and worksheet are instrumental in the the practice of these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related dose-response curve lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the dose-response curve and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dose-response curve

Additional Learning

Get more details on the dose-response curve by reviewing the lesson called The Dose Response Curve: Determining Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants. Some objectives this lesson focuses on include:

  • Define dose and response
  • Distinguish between lethal dose and effective dose
  • Identify the threshold dose
  • Understand the characteristics of chronic exposure