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PESTICIDES, THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Entomology 3070 and Toxicology 3700 Fall 2008 Basics of Toxicology Suggested Readings: (*Available as pdf on web page) M. A. Ottoboni, The Dose Makes the Poison, Chapters 1-5 (ENT) *A Healthful Dab of Radiation? Science 302: 378 (2003). *Sipping from a Poisoned Chalice. Science 302: 376-379 (2003) *Low-Dose Effects. C&EN April 5, 50-54 (2004) Objectives: Understand basic principles and terms of toxicology Be able to relate the basic principles of toxicology to the use of pesticides 1. Definition 2. First Law of Toxicology 3. The units of measure of toxicity 4. Toxicity nomenclature Extremely toxic Highly toxic Moderately toxic Slightly toxic Practically non-toxic 5. Toxicity of selected compounds 6. Consequences of the 1 st law 7. Processes involved in toxicity 8. Exposure to toxins Acute vs. chronic exposure Routes of exposure 8. How fast do toxins work? 9.
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