What is Toxicology?
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.
Everyone is exposed to chemicals. While some types of exposure are beyond our control, we as individuals, and collectively through government, have the power to accept or reject certain exposures . That is, we (as a society) can have a say in the type and amount of certain chemicals to which we choose to be exposed or entirely avoid. TEF provides the public with access to reliable scientific information in order to make informed decisions about chemical exposures.
Two free TEF-cosponsored public events in March offered in San Diego, California
No reservations needed
Pick Your Poison: A Close Look at the Toxicants Surrounding Us
Saturday, March 21, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Macy’s Mission Valley, 1702 Camino del Rio North, Third Floor, San Diego, CA 92108
Organizers: Toxicology Education Foundation, Southern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, OASIS
This free course will offer an easy to understand, informative, and eclectic tour of toxicology, the science of poisons.
(Hosted by: OASIS, http://www.oasisnet.org/SanDiegoCA.aspx
The Truth about Food: How the Sustainer of Life Can Also Be Poison
Monday, March 23, 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Callahan’s Pub and Brewery, 8111 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92126
Organizers: Reuben H. Fleet Science’s Center Suds and Science Series, Toxicology Education Foundation, Southern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology
It is commonly known that some foods are better for you than others, but did you know that even foods and beverages normally considered healthy can have additives or contaminants that can make them unhealthy, hazardous and even life-threatening? Speaker will be Roger Clemons, adjunct professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California and an expert in food toxicology.