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Toxicology and Why You Should Care

Webinar Description

As companies review or develop new products and production processes, chemicals that may be of concern can be designed out. One field that is essential for the design of safer chemicals, materials and processes is the field of toxicology. Historically, the fields of chemistry and toxicology have worked separately—with one focused on design and the other on environmental health and safety. By bridging the gap between chemistry and toxicology, innovative, safer products can be developed and regrettable substitutions can be avoided. In this webinar, three toxicologists provide an overview of the science of toxicology and how it can be used to design and evaluate safer products.

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Steven Gilbert
Director, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
Chemistry Rating: 2
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Jump to Presentation Principles of Toxicology


Cal Baier-Anderson
Toxicologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
Chemistry Rating: 1
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Jump to Presentation - EPA Methods for Hazard Evaluation


Rob Roy
Lead Toxicology Specialist, 3M Medical Department
Chemistry Rating: 1
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Toxicology and Alternatives Assessment at 3M
Jump to Presentation - Toxicology and Alternatives Assessment at 3M

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definition and basic principles of toxicology, and the role of toxicologists in green chemistry
  • Learn about methods for hazard evaluation in chemical selection and alternatives assessment
  • Understand the difference between risk and hazard

Recommendations for Prerequisites

This webinar is suitable for all audiences.

Additional Material

A Small Dose of Toxicology
Steven Gilbert, CRC, 2004

How New Toxicology Can Catalyze Green Chemistry
Betts, K. and National Research Council. Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. October 2012, 8, 1-2. ISSN 2376-1679.

Toxicology Tutor 1
National Library of Medicine

Toxicology Tutor 2
National Library of Medicine

The Basics of Toxicology for Green Molecular Design 
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry