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Ciliatoxic Writing Assignment

Ciliatoxic Writing Assignment - Tanisha Billups Bio 120...

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Tanisha Billups Bio 120 October 4, 2010 Ciliatoxic Writing Assignment “Attempts to extrapolate the results of any single test system to the situation confronting the human smoker should be considered with caution.” Please provide the rationale behind this statement. Make special mention of the model organisms used to come to these conclusions in a typed response. Toxicity is defined as the degree at which a substance is able to damage an exposed organism. People have been polluting their bodies with toxins for centuries. Toxins can be found in many forms and have various affects on the body. Smokers, in particular, pollute their body by inhaling tobacco that is mixed with nicotine and other substances. To fully understand the effects of cigarettes in the human body, organelles and their functions in the body must be explored. A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are hairlike projections from the surface of a cell that are responsible for movement. Specifically, cilia are tiny, hairlike structures
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