What Is a Carcinogen? - Definition & Examples


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What is a carcinogen?

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1. Which of the following is a known carcinogen?

2. In order to reduce your exposure to carcinogens in your food, it's a good idea to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Carcinogens are a potential hazard that should be understood in order to minimize negative health effects due to exposure. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of carcinogens. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of a carcinogen, known carcinogens, and how to reduce your exposure to carcinogens in your food.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to recall:

  • The defining attributes of carcinogens
  • Known carcinogens
  • How to decrease your exposure to carcinogens in food
  • How to lower exposure to carcinogens in consumer products
  • Why carcinogens are not good for humans

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways to minimize contact with carcinogens
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of carcinogens and their effects
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on why carcinogens are unsuitable for humans and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To find out additional information concerning carcinogens, look over the related lesson called, What Is a Carcinogen? - Definition & Examples. You will:

  • Learn the definition of carcinogen
  • Explore various examples of carcinogens