UNIT 11.1 Overview of Neurotoxicology

  1. Hugh.A. Tilson

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471140856.tx1101s06

Current Protocols in Toxicology

Current Protocols in Toxicology

How to Cite

Tilson, H. 2001. Overview of Neurotoxicology. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 00:11.1:11.1.1–11.1.8.

Author Information

  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: NOV 2000


Environmental exposure to chemicals such as lead, mercury, organic solvents, pesticides, as well as naturally occurring compounds have neurotoxic effects. This unit is an overview of the structure and function of the nervous system, including a discussion of critical issues in defining neurotoxic effects and neurotoxicological risk assessment.