- Created by: chloeharrison
- Created on: 21-10-17 12:03
A carcinogen is a substance that is capable of causing cancer in living tissues. Some examples of these are: asbestos, alcohol and smoking(cigarettes).
The effects of alcohol on health:
Alcohol contains ethanol which is a poisonous substance but the liver can remove it before permanent damage or death results. Alcohol is very addictive. After a drink the ethanol is absorbed into the blood from the gut and passes easily into the body tissues including the brain. It affects the nervous system making thought processes, reflexes and many reactions slower than normal. Large amounts of alcohol can lead to lack of self control and judgement. High doses of alcohol can also lead to unconsciousness, coma and death.
How alcohol affects the brain and liver...
People can easily become addicted to alcohol and may drink heavily for years meaning their liver and brain may suffer long-term damage and eventually the alcohol can kill them.
-They may develop cirrhosis of the…