Welcome to the Toxicology Education Foundation!

Our mission is to encourage, support, and promote educational activities that
increase public understanding of toxicology.

What is Toxicology?

The Science

Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on living organisms and the ecosystem, including the prevention and amelioration of such adverse effects. We are made up of chemicals and they are a part of everything we do. Whether naturally occurring or man-made, our bodies are constantly interacting with chemicals in our food, products, and environment.

TEF's Goal

TEF provides the public with access to reliable scientific information in order to make informed decisions about chemical exposures. Everyone is exposed to chemicals.  Whereas some types of exposure are beyond our control, we as a society have the power to accept or reject certain exposures.  Individuals also often have choices in the type and amount of certain chemicals to which each of us may be exposed. No chemical, biological or physical agent in our environment is completely without risk, but a risk is sometimes worth taking if the benefits outweigh the risk.

We are very pleased by the positive response to our newest video Toxicity Today offering a comic taste of the “sometimes not poisonous and sometimes very poisonous” Botox® and the not-always-as-safe-as-you-think overconsumption of water!

TEF will continue to add website content that explains fundamental toxicology principles and concepts and addresses current toxicology-related topics to keep our viewers informed about the state-of-the-art of toxicology.

Video - Is it Safe?

is it safe?

“Is It Safe?” is a free educational video created by TEF with a ... more

Is it Toxic?

"All substances are poisons: there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy." - Paracelsus (1493-1541)

En Espanol

“¿Es Seguro?” Video - Español

TEF has developed and provides audiovisual materials for the public ... more
TEF In the Classroom

Our Goal

The Toxicology Education Foundation seeks to help build the public's understanding of the principles of toxicology and has developed materials suitable for classroom use at all grade levels.  Find our free toxicology resources available on this website, or contact us for additional information.  

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Educating the public about toxicology in our world since 1990.
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