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What is Toxicology?

 

A toxicologist is a person involved in the study of the actual or potential danger presented by the harmful effects of chemicals and other agents on living organisms and ecosystems, of the relationship of such harmful effects to exposure and of the mechanisms of action, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of intoxications.

Categories of Toxicologist:

Regulatory toxicology (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, agrochemical, chemical)
Industrial toxicology (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agrochemical, chemical)
Academic toxicology
Occupational toxicology
Medical/clinical toxicology
Forensic toxicology
Ecotoxicology
Environmental toxicology

Specialisms in Toxicology:

Mechanistic
Toxicity testing
Epidemiology
Pharmacological
Molecular
Pathology
Clinical pathology
Teaching
In vitro models
PK & ADME
Risk assessment
Genetic toxicology
Reproduction toxicology
Inhalation toxicology
Dermal toxicology




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