Ch 22: Poison & Chemical Exposure

About This Chapter

Strengthen your understanding of poison and chemical exposure with this comprehensive nursing chapter. You can use these lessons and quizzes to get ahead in a class, study for an exam or complete homework/class assignments.

Poison & Chemical Exposure - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors examine the effects of poison and chemical exposure. As you progress through this collection of simple and engaging lessons, you'll become familiar with the symptoms and treatments of several diseases, including hepatotoxicity, podoconiosis and dioxin poisoning. To help you reinforce your understanding of these topics, we've included short quizzes throughout the chapter. The online format of the chapter allows you to study at any time that fits your schedule. When you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Assess the health effects of contaminated water
  • Describe the effects of dioxin poisoning
  • Explain the protocols, benefits and side effects of chelation therapy
  • Evaluate the symptoms and treatments of acute toxicity, chloracne, hepatotoxicity and podoconiosis
  • Identify the drugs/medications that can lead to hepatotoxicity

9 Lessons in Chapter 22: Poison & Chemical Exposure
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Contaminated Water: Health Effects & Diseases

1. Contaminated Water: Health Effects & Diseases

This lesson is going to define 'contaminated water' and point out numerous examples of polluting substances that might be found in such water. You'll also learn about the effects these contaminants may have on your health.

Dioxin Poisoning: Symptoms, Toxicity, Exposure & Effects

2. Dioxin Poisoning: Symptoms, Toxicity, Exposure & Effects

Dioxins are toxic organic compounds that are byproducts of industrial processes and incineration. They are found in the environment and in food. This lesson is about dioxin, its exposure, toxicity, and effects.

What is Chelation Therapy? - Definition & Protocols

3. What is Chelation Therapy? - Definition & Protocols

Chelation therapy is the administration of chelating agents, which are substances that remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body. This lesson is about chelation therapy, its definition, and the protocols used.

Benefits & Side Effects of Chelation Therapy

4. Benefits & Side Effects of Chelation Therapy

In this lesson we'll learn about the benefits of chelation therapy for heavy metal poisoning, such as lead and mercury. We'll also look at potential side effects and the controversial use of chelation therapy in heart disease.

What is Acute Toxicity? - Symptoms & Examples

5. What is Acute Toxicity? - Symptoms & Examples

This lesson is going to define acute toxicity. Then you'll learn about the numerous kinds of signs and symptoms that may develop with an acute toxicity along with a few examples.

What is Chloracne? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

6. What is Chloracne? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Chloracne is a skin condition that is caused by exposure to specific environmental pollutants. Learn more about the definition, symptoms, and treatment for chloracne by reading this lesson!

Hepatotoxicity: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

7. Hepatotoxicity: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

What is hepatotoxicity? In this lesson, we will learn what hepatotoxicity is along with the symptoms that are associated with it. We will also learn how hepatotoxicity is treated.

Which Drugs or Medications Can Lead to Hepatotoxicity?

8. Which Drugs or Medications Can Lead to Hepatotoxicity?

Certain medications can lead to liver damage called hepatotoxicity. In this lesson, we will learn about some of the drugs and medications that can lead to hepatotoxicity.

Podoconiosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

9. Podoconiosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Podoconiosis is a disease that affects the lower extremities and can cause disfigurement of the feet, ankles, and legs. This lesson will provide the reader with information pertaining to the definition, symptoms, and treatment of podoconiosis.

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