Environmental Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of environmental toxicants on health and the environment. Environmental toxicants may be physical, chemical or biological agents. Some of the environmental toxicants include pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers. The presence of toxic substances in the environment is said to be the main cause of biomagnification, which is responsible for the decline of many species of animals in the recent decade. It has also resulted in reduced species diversity in many parts of the world. Environmental toxicology studies are important because the survival of human beings depends upon the well being of other species as well as the availability of clean air, food and water.
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Risk Assessment and Impact