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What is Activated Charcoal? - Uses & Side Effects

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Sometimes activated charcoal is administered with a natural laxative called what?

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1. Activated charcoal is most commonly used to treat what?

2. It's estimated that activated charcoal can reduce the body's absorption of toxins by how much?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is activated charcoal used? What can result from taking activated charcoal? These are just a couple of the facts you need to be familiar with when you measure your knowledge with this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you should be able to:

  • Name a natural laxative sometimes used with activated charcoal
  • State what activated charcoal is used to treat
  • Note the percentage by which this charcoal reduces the absorption of toxins
  • Explain why activated charcoal needs to be administered in small particles
  • Identify a side effect of taking this type of charcoal

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the importance of activated charcoal's size and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how much activated charcoal cuts down on the absorption of toxins in the body
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about side effects and the main use of activated charcoal

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of this substance by referring to the lesson titled What is Activated Charcoal? - Uses & Side Effects. Details you will learn include:

  • What standard charcoal is made of
  • What is typically done first before activated charcoal is administered
  • Other uses of activated charcoal
  • How activated charcoal is administered
  • Who should not be given activated charcoal
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