Occupational toxicology deals with chemicals in the work place. It introduces the reader to the basic aspects of the science of toxicology which underpin the application of toxicological information to the work place. It contains chapters on the most important workplace exposures such as metals, pesticides, solvents, plastics, gases and particular matter. Important fields interfacing with occupational toxicology is hygiene, epidemiology and occupational medicine which are covered to assist the reader in understanding the necessity of across-discipline considerations in dealing with workplace exposures. Environmental toxicology is the field of science which deals with the study of the harmful effects of various chemical, biological and physical agents on living organisms is called environmental toxicology. Rachel Carson is known as the mother of environmental toxicology, who studied the effect of uncontrolled pesticide. Harmful effects of chemical and biological agents can include, insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers, which effect an organism and its community through shifts in species diversity and abundance. Resulting in changes in population dynamics which directly affect the ecosystem by altering its productivity.
- Toxic Metals in Environment