The program will provide an overview of the general principles of toxicology and pharmacology, and how toxicologists and pharmacologists examine general (what adverse effects are associated with a chemical or physical agent) and specific (did exposure to a chemical or physical agent cause an individual’s disease or ailment) causation. Throughout the webinar topics of current interest, such as opioids, ethanol, talc, glyphosate and cannabis, will be discussed to illustrate the principles of toxicology and pharmacology and the application of the Hill Criteria to the literature that exists for these substances.
What You Will Learn
General principles of toxicology and pharmacology
Terms and definitions used by toxicologists and pharmacologist
The causation paradigm used to evaluate allegations of adverse health effects due to chemical or physical agents
The Hill Criteria and application of these criteria to literature available for substances of current interest
Overview of literature for chemicals of current interest