Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects
of chemicals on living organisms. Toxicology involves
the study of symptoms, mechanisms, treatments and
detection of poisoning - especially the poisoning
of people, accidentally or deliberately.
The specialised sub-disciplines within toxicology
include, for example:
- Aquatic toxicology,
- Chemical toxicology,
- Environmental toxicology,
- Forensic toxicology,
- Medical toxicology,
- Toxicogenomics (molecular profiling applied
These sub-disciplines of toxicology cover activities
necessary in a wide range of jobs and careers.