Toxicologists study the effects of chemicals on the human body, environment, and other living things.
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Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Toxicologist is like.
We are surrounded by chemicals: pesticides in the food we eat, pollution in the air, and even things we use to clean our homes. Here’s a fun activity to try your hand as a toxicologist:
STEP 1: Gather 5 items that you use every day (ex: facewash, lip gloss, soap, etc.).
STEP 2: Go online and research the chemical ingredients in each of these five items. Make a list of your findings.
STEP 3: Then keep researching – are any of the chemicals on your list toxic? If so, what harms can they cause?
STEP 4: Based on your findings, are there any products you won’t use anymore? Why?
STEP 5: Share your findings from steps 3 and 4 in the Student Showcase to build your resume and raise awareness about toxic chemicals!
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