EXTOXNET FAQs - Sensitive Populations Sensitive Populations

Why are some people more sensitive than others to the effects of drugs and other chemicals?

Dad and Kids An individuals' response to a drug or chemical
can be significantly different compared to the
majority population. Sometimes the response is
greatly magnified or completely the opposite of
what it should be. These differences may be due to
age, gender, health status, genetic differences,
and lifestyle choices.


Children Elderly Cancer Patients Smokers


Related Topics:

Genetic Variation Adverse Immune Response Setting Government Standards based on the Risk to Sensitive Populations




This page was prepared by Theresa L. Pedersen, UCD EXTOXNET FAQ Team. September, 1997.
Modified by B.T. Johnson, March 1998