By Ernest Hodgson
Toxicology is the technology of toxins, embracing the actual and chemical examine of the entire identified toxic components, in addition to the equipment of trying out for them, their motion at the dwelling physique, and the postmortem effects they get together. The 3rd version of this benchmark textual content once more proves the main authoritative source at the topic for either scholars and training execs.
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Similar government agencies exist in many other countries. 2. Risk assessment is the definition of risks, potential risks, and the risk-benefit equations necessary for the regulation of toxic substances. Risk assessment is logically followed by risk communication and risk management. 2 Relationship to Other Sciences Toxicology is highly eclectic science and human activity drawing from, and contributing to, a broad spectrum of other sciences and human activities. At one end of the spectrum are those sciences that contribute their methods and philosophical concepts to serve the needs of toxicologists, either in research or in the application of toxicology to human affairs.
The earliest surviving attempt to classify plants according to their toxic and therapeutic effects is that of Dioscorides, a Greek employed by the Roman emperor Nero about AD 50. There appear to have been few advances in either medicine or toxicology between the time of Galen (AD 131–200) and Paracelsus (1493–1541). It was the latter who, despite frequent confusion between fact and mysticism, laid the groundwork for the later development of modern toxicology by recognizing the importance of the doseresponse relationship.
Ames: Iowa State University Press. (One of the classical textbooks on theory and use of statistics) Steele, R. G. , and J. H. Torre. 1992 and Numerous editions. Principles and Procedures of Statistics. New York: McGraw-Hill. (Another classical textbook) Youden, W. , and E. H. Steiner. 1975. Statistical Manual of the AOAC. Arlington, VA: AOAC, 1975. (A presentation of statistical techniques used in collaborative testing of analytical methods) SUGGESTED READING 29 Environmental Analyses Currie, L.