Toxicology

Last Updated: January 29, 2018
Chemicals and periodic table

In the sixteenth century, Paracelsus observed that every substance is poisonous. Toxicologists strive to determine the toxicity of substances using methodologies such as computer modeling, cellular and genetic toxicology, and animal studies. Toxicity evaluations, toxicity clearances, wildlife toxicity assessments, and environmental health assessments are some of the products used to evaluate risks to Soldiers, civilians and the environment posed by military-unique and military-relevant substances.