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Tobacco's effects on the Excretory System

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Megan Kayla

on 13 November 2012

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Tobacco's Effect on the Excretory System Megan MacEwan & Kayla Weaver How does tobacco affect the Excretory System? Kidney Stones-- The buildup of toxins in urine can cause crystals to from in your kidneys. They stay in your kidneys, building up... eventually forming into a kidney stone. Passing a kidney stone can be painful and may require surgery (depending on the size). Liver Disease-- Your liver is a body organ that can get "charged" with toxins. Cigarette smoke and toxins may reduce the livers efficiency to detoxify chemicals. Lung Cancer-- Tobacco's carcinogens (harmful chemicals), when inhaled, gather inside the lungs. Over time, the chemicals turn into tumors. Smoking is the #1 cause of lung cancer. Smokers can also develop skin cancer. The higher rate of smoking have been proven to have an increased risk of skin cancer. Skin Cancer-- Excretory systems Purpose ~Regulates bodies chemical composition

~Gets rid of waste

~Also regulates fluid levels in the body
~Lungs... gets rid of carbon dioxide
~Skin... gets rid of sweat
~Liver... gets rid of toxic chemicals
~Kidneys... filter the waste out of the blood Organs in the excretory system Fun Facts * Tobacco was first cultivated in South America. *You have two kidneys
but your left kidney is higher than than the your right kidney. THE EXCRETORY SYSTEM." Excretory System. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobookexcret.html>. Bibliography A non-smokers skin Franklin, Jim. "Tobacco's Effect on the Excretory System of the Human Body." EHow. Demand Media, 05 May 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/about_6460541_tobacco_s-excretory-system-human-body.html>. * Cuba's population is approximately 6 million people. They smoke around 314 million cigars per year! * Kidneys are the main organ in the excretory system. .......................................................... A smokers skin
(Skin Cancer) Thank You!
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