Teratogens

due Wednesday Jan. 28

1. Read the section on Teratogens in your textbook.

2. Think about the exposures you have had in the past fourty-eight hours to substances that fall in each of the following categories:

    a) Viruses
    b) Prescription or Nonprescription Medications
    c) Alcohol, Nicotine and Other Drugs
    d) Other possible teratogens (food additives, environmental toxins, etc)

3. Make a list. For each substance:

4. Examine the total impact of exposure to teratogens. What kind of damage (if any) would likely result if your exposures were experienced by an embryo? by a fetus?


skills practiced
  • Applying research findings to concrete problems in the real world.
  • Integrating and evaluating information from multiple sources.