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What is Environmental Toxicology?

Environmental toxicology is the study of the poisons around us. A general definition of environmental toxicology would include the hazardous effects that these poisons have on human health. Specifically, “environment” comes from the French word environ, which means “around,” and mens is Latin for “mind.” The word “toxicology” comes from the Greek word toxikon, a poisonous substance into which arrowheads were dipped, and the suffix - logy from the Greek word logos, which means the study of, or treatise.