Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible


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Which is NOT a reason children are more susceptible to toxicants than adults?

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1. Why are children more susceptible than adults to toxicants?

2. Why is breast milk potentially dangerous to infants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo assess your understanding of how toxicants impact children differently than they impact adults. Topics you should know in order to pass the quiz include reasons children are more susceptible to toxicants and why breast milk can be potentially dangerous for infants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this worksheet and quiz to gauge your knowledge of these topics:

  • Reasons children are more susceptible to toxicants than adults
  • Role of a child's height in the impact of toxicants
  • Potential dangers of breast milk to infants
  • Children's increased susceptibility to toxicants due to their metabolism

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz set allow you to practice these skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of how a child's proximity to the ground influences their susceptibility to toxicants
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about a child's metabolism and its role in the absorption of toxicants in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reasons children are more susceptible to toxicants than adults

Additional Learning

To learn more about the impact of toxicants on children, read through the related lesson titled, Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible. It covers these objectives:

  • Understand how the smaller size of children compared to adults influences the dosage of toxicants they receive
  • Discover how children's metabolism augments the impact of toxicants
  • Understand why the habit of putting things in their mouth puts children at higher risks of encountering toxins
  • Recognize why a child's immune system may struggle to handle toxicants
  • Explore how the growth and development of a child influences the effect of toxicants on their body