Why study Toxicology?
Toxicology is the study of adverse effects of chemical substances on living organisms and their environment. Toxicologists are scientists trained to investigate, interpret and communicate the nature of those effects, thus providing the necessary basis for protection measures. Toxicologists are frequently employed in industry, academia and regulatory bodies having a mix of applicable knowledge, experience and professional qualifications.
Toxicology is a dynamic multidisciplinary science
Toxicology requires interactions between biology, chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and environmental science and it interconnects research, hazard and risk assessment and risk management to protect public health.
Toxicologists make tangible social contributions
Toxicologists increase public safety by identifying toxic chemicals and helping the development of safer ones. They provide expertise to guide policy decision making and setting of guidelines and help inform the public by explaining complex scientific subjects in simple language.