You have just learned that a chemical you work with is a mutagen. What effect does this chemical have?

Possible Answers:

  1. Increases the risk of cancer
  2. Causes a permanent change in the genetic material (DNA)
  3. Increases the risk of physical defects in a developing embryo
  4. Irritates the lining of the throat

The Correct Answer:

B. You have just learned that a chemical you work with is a mutagen. This chemical causes a permanent change in the genetic material (DNA).

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