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Toxicant-Associated Liver Injury: Vinyl Chloride

In 2018, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...


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Pharmacological Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease Medications

As it currently stands, Alzheimer’s disease is recognized as a progressive and chronic neurological condition that can produce significant cognitive and behavioral impairments in those who are diagnosed. It is reported that about 50 million people around the world have Alzheimer’s disease or...


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The Tragedy of Birth Defects: Thalidomide

In 2018, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...


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Popcorn Workers Lung: The Role of Diacetyl

Last year, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...


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Mercury: A Long-Appreciated Hazard

Last year, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...


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An Emerging Class of Global Environmental Pollutants: The Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Last year, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website , and this and the next four issues of the Communiqué will feature a...


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To Vape or Not to Vape: The Complicated Toxicity of E-cigarettes

Earlier this year, an 18-year-old woman was hospitalized for hypersensitivity pneumonitis—also known as wet lung. The patient’s pediatrician attributed her wet lung to lung damage and inflammation triggered by three weeks of e-cigarette (e-cig) use. Her lung damage was so severe that she was...


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Exploring Advances in Predictive Toxicology to Reduce Adverse Children’s Health Outcomes

Stakeholders working together from governmental and regulatory agencies, research institutes, academia, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industry are addressing the complex challenges facing toxicologists in the 21st century. Henry Ford, business tycoon and founder of the Ford Motor Company,...


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Toxicological Concerns in Older Adults, a Neglected Majority

By: Kenneth L. Hastings, MPH, DrPH, DABT, ATS; Florence G. Burleson, PhD; and Donna L. Mendrick, PhD One consequence of better health care and safer life styles has been an increase in the elderly population, both in the developing world and nations such as the United States, Europe, and...


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The Use of Psychoactives for Mental-Health Disorders

Within present-day society, it is not uncommon to come across discussions among medical or healthcare professionals regarding the use of psychoactive drugs or psychotropic substances for mental illnesses. Psychoactives are considered to be chemical substances that have the ability to alter brain...