Venomous animals, poisonous plants, mushrooms, and substances produced by microbes, inflict considerable damage to humans and other animals throughout the world. In scientific lingo, the entire subject is referred to as toxinology and the injurious natural substances as toxins. Thus, toxinology is a subset of the broader discipline of toxicology, and toxins could be considered a sub-category of toxicants, which is the proper word to use more generally for hazardous substances. Venomous organisms use a specialized delivery system such as fangs to deliver their venom. ...
Any chemical or other factor such as heat stress, radiation, infectious disease or improper diet that causes harm to an adult can interfere with reproduction or a child’s development. But some factors can cause such harm to the developing child in the womb at doses or exposures lower than those that cause any obvious harm to a potential parent. These factors are then designated as selective reproductive and/or developmental hazards. Reproductive hazards can affect fertility by interfering with the normal development and function of the egg and sperm cells, interf...
TEF has developed and provides audiovisual materials for the public and for health professionals to use in presentations to the public in partnership with NIEHS and others in the private sector. The goal of"Is It Safe?" is to empower the public to make good decisions about risk associated with every day products.
TEF has developed and provides audiovisual materials for the public and for health professionals to use in presentations to the public in partnership with NIEHS and others in the private sector. The goal of "Is It Safe? Evaluating Chemical Risks" is to empower the public to make good decisions about risk associated with every day products.
TEF has contributed to the development and distribution of curriculum materials, including Toxicology, Risk Assessment and Pollution (ToxRAP™) curriculum handouts on risk assessment and product safety. ToxRAP™ materials still available online can be found at http://web.sph.rutgers.edu/toxrweb/k3_about_frameset.html.
After NIEHS charged its funded research centers to develop educational outreach materials, TEF proposed to leverage this large government investment by distributing selected exemplary units of these curriculum materials and implementing national ...
TEF has produced a written primer to stand alone or work in conjunction with "Is It Safe?"to educate the public on the safe use of chemicals. We aim to distribute these materials to groups who will benefit from the knowledge we can provide. The materials will also help toxicologists give presentations to the general public.
Our mission is to enhance public understanding of toxicology through access to objective, science-based information on the safety of chemicals and other agents encountered in daily life. Our vision is a public that understands the essentials of toxicology.
Toxicology Education Foundation
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