Chapter 8. Toxicology

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Julian Delic,
  2. Steven Fairhurst and
  3. Maureen Meldrum

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch8

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Delic, J., Fairhurst, S. and Meldrum, M. (2005) Toxicology, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075



  • toxicology;
  • carcinogenicity;
  • health effects;
  • target species;
  • humans


The prelims comprise:

  • What is toxicology?

  • How do substances exert toxicity?

  • Where do we get toxicological information from?

  • What key pieces of toxicological information emerge?

  • What do we use the information for?

  • Some themes for the future?

  • References