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and for the application of this information to a range of toxicology and forensic issues.

Air Pollution: What's the Solution?
Toxicology & the Home

Student (grade 6-12) web site tracks causes / effects of air pollution; understanding air quality index .

National Children's Study:
Science of Toxicology

To test and track 100, 000 children long term for environmental effects of chemicals [see Toxicology & Medicine].

EPA Cancer Risk Assessment Guidelines for children (0-16), first time:
Toxicology & Regulation

EPA recognizes for first time unique chemical cancer risks and susceptibilities in children that must be addressed with distinct set of guidelines.

Toxicology &The Home
organic diet (fruits and vegetables) consumed by children for as little as five days was shown to remove pesticides known to cause possible harm, as measured by metabolites of in the urine.





Asthma in school children associated with high levels of soot, diesel exhaust. Monitoring study in Bronx, NY establishes link. October 28, 2006

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon exposure In Utero and stunted congitive development: what the data shows.
Research at Columbia University establishes first time link.

The World Trade Center Toxic Fallout
Clinical Guidelines for health care providers.



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Hurricane Katrina:

Science of Toxicology
Toxic aftermath and long-term consequences of flooding. Types, amounts and hazards of chemicals. Affects on local hazardous waste sites and superfund sites. Is the testing adequate and does it accurately reflect hazards to people in the area?

Judging the Judges:

Toxicology & Law (Daubert)

Handling science (toxicology) in the courtroom post-Daubert. How consistent? Do judges understand scientific method? Basis? Other scientific concepts such as error rate, control groups, signficance? Distinction between scientific proof in peer reviewed journal and scientific opinion in the courtroom.


World Trade Center Collapse, the toxic aftermath: Science of Toxicology
Toxic effects, long term aftermath of exposure among emergency workers and neighborhood residents: world trade center cough and other long lasting effects. Listing of studies: what they show, what they don't and contradictions in the data [
Toxicology & Medicine]. A review of exposure studies: which chemicals were in the debris, which posed the greatest risk and exposure levels.

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Metal Fumes and Parkinsonism:
Toxicology & the Law
Federal Court allows medical and scientific evidence of link between welding (manganese) fumes and brain injury (Parkinsonism) for jury to hear.
Do physicians recognize subtle effects of injury? [ Toxicology & Medicine, News].
See also: Scientific evidence of dangers of this widespread practice; differences between manganese, lead and mercury neurotoxicity [
Science of Toxicology ].

Autism and Mercury
Toxicology & Regulation

ncreased autism risk in Texas for every 1000 pounds of mercury released into air from industrial plants. Evidence (Toxicology and Medicine ] and implications for changes in Clean Air Act control of mercury releases.

Epidemiology: Its uses and limitations
Science of Toxicology
How epidemiology can be used to pinpoint chemical causation and when findings are overinterpreted.


Toxicogology and Medicine (Tox-Med)
Mercury, prenancy and small children: what the data show, what they don't and why. EPA-FDA joint advisory on mercury and fish consumption: what it says, what it doesn't and inconsistencies with scientific data.

Mercury neurotoxicity--what is it and how it happens. Other effects? Data suggest immunotoxicity and cardiovascular effects.

Effects of changes
to the Clean Air Act (CAA) control of mercury--creating 'hot spots'? New health risks? Related to autism risk? EPA responds.

Toxicogology and Medicine (Tox-Med)
Center for Disease (CDC) goal for 2010--all children below 10 ugdl blood. is that good enough? what the new data shows.

Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals (EDC):
Toxicology & Medicine
ormonal toxicity affects fetal development well below 'safe' thresholds levels. Disruption in masculinization?
Found in household products; NTP expert panel meeting considers sufficiency of toxicity data [
Science of Toxicology, News]; EPA rethinks issue [Toxicology & Regulation, In Depth].

Child Health


Toxicology journals reviewed for this web site.
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Information within each above section is in one of five categories:

News & Highlights looks at recent developments and what they mean.

Spotlight further focuses on recent developments that demand extra attention or require additional explantion.

In Depth comprehensively examines toxicology issues of major and ongoing importance, such as mercury or lead contamination, typically providing multiple cross referenced articles on each topic.

In Brief includes fact sheets, outlines, summaries and key points about a variety of toxic injury and exposure issues.

Resources, references and links taps into the wide array of governmental and non governmental information and data bases, as well as publications and web-based links.

Toxic Tidbits

Book Corner

Special Reports


What is Toxicology?

Glossaries of Toxicology Terms and Acronyms

Threshold Standards for Chemicals: what they mean and who sets them

Government and non Government Agencies Involved in Regulation of Chemicals: who does what and sets which standards, how are they different and where do they overlap

Principles and Methods of Toxicology: understanding basis of chemical exposure, toxic injury, causation and risk a ssessment.

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