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Toxicology

Toxicology is the study of how natural or man-made poisons cause undesirable effects in living organisms.


Toxicology Articles

Sunflowers that love heavy metal
Sunflowers take up uranium twice or even three times better than their maize and soybean counterparts, making them a top 'clean crop' for removing toxic metals from the environment.

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: 4.00

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide
Fetal and early childhood exposures to industrial chemicals in the environment can damage the developing brain and can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs)-autism, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), and mental retardation

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: 3.00

Glass fibre predicts uptake in earthworms
Dutch researchers have discovered that glass fibres absorb the same types and quantities of toxic substances from damp soils as earthworms

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: not rated

Protein protects brain against compound in lead poisoning, liver disease
Scientists have discovered that a protein known as PEPT2 protects the brains of mice from a naturally occurring but potentially toxic compound present in lead poisoning

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: not rated

Chemists detect toxic emissions linked to catalytic converters in US
A study shows that for the first time, toxic metals emitted from automotive catalytic converters have been detected in urban air in the United States.

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: not rated

Toxic substances when cooking fats and oils?
Consumers' food health and safety may be affected by the presence of micro-organisms and toxic substances in foodstuffs.

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: 3.75

Are New Functional Medical Disorders A Manifestation Of Environmental Toxicity?
In recent years there has been the emergence of a number of new illnesses that are attributed to environmental factors

Date: 25 Apr 2008, Rating: not rated

Effects of Airborne Pollutants on Mucociliary Clearance
The pollutants pertinent to this review are those that are common in the environment and most likely to have impacts on large numbers of people: sulfur oxides, sulfuric acid mist, 08, NO2, particulates, diesel exhaust, and cigarette smoke.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: 6.67, 10 pages

Toxicology as a nanoscience? – Disciplinary identities reconsidered
Toxicology is about to establish itself as a leading scientific discipline in addressing potential health effects of materials on the nanosize level.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Combustion-derived nanoparticles: A review of their toxicology following inhalation exposure
This review considers the molecular toxicology of combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNP) following inhalation exposure.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 13 pages

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of the Components of Gasoline
The reproductive, developmental, and postnatal toxicity of 14 select chemicals and mixtures that are components of gasoline has been reviewed.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

Neurotoxic Effects of Gasoline and Gasoline Constituents
This overview was developed as part of a symposium on noncancer end points of gasoline and key gasoline components.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00, 14 pages

Retrospective study of toxic metal analyses requested at a veterinary diagnostic toxicology laboratory in Ontario (1990-1995)
Trends in species affected and sources of metals are discussed.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Overcoming obstacles in nanotoxicology
Toxicological aspects of nanoparticles were discussed as well as the problems that arise when nanoparticles are subjected to toxicological testing.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Overview of Inhalation Toxicology
The development of inhalation toxicology as a distinct discipline can be traced back well over one hundred years.

Date: 30 Apr 2007, Rating: 6.76, 6 pages

Acid-loving microbe may be a key to mine pollution
A newfound microbe that eats iron and lives in acid-drenched conditions has been identified as a chief suspect in the environmental damage caused by metal ore mining.

Date: 11 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.00

Lead-contaminated calcium supplements pose small but avoidable risk
Many calcium supplements contain small but detectable levels of lead, needlessly boosting consumers' exposure to the toxic heavy metal,...

Date: 11 Apr 2007, Rating: 6.50

Selenium: an insidious and persistent toxin
The long-term effects of selenium on aquatic wildlife

Date: 11 Apr 2007, Rating: 6.00

Research shows high doses of acetaminophen clear rapidly and consistently from bloodstream
Acetaminophen, the medicine in Tylenol®, clears rapidly and completely from the bloodstream even in doses as high as twice the daily recommended dose, according to new research

Date: 11 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.50

Modifications render carbon nanotubes nontoxic
Rice team mitigates toxicity of tiny cylinders with chemical changes

Date: 11 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated