Occupational Toxicology

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The goal of occupational toxicology is to help establish safe working conditions. Historically, occupational studies have provided some of the strongest evidence that exposure to substances that are foreign to the body, including chemicals, metals, and new materials, can damage human health. Toxicology studies are used to investigate how different types of substances disrupt biological systems to cause injury and disease, to develop methods to assess the health risks of workplace exposures, and to establish occupational exposure limits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Toxicology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123864543
ISBN (Print)9780123864550
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • American Conference of Industrial Hygienists
  • Biomarkers
  • Biotransformation
  • Dose-response
  • Exposure
  • Genomics
  • Hazard index
  • Health risk assessment
  • Metabolomics
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Permissible exposure limits
  • Proteomics
  • Threshold limit value
  • Toxicogenetics

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