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Science of Chemical Safety
John Duffus and
The presentations compiled here are intended to provide educators with
a resource of materials for teaching and learning the fundamentals
of toxicology. Educators should select those materials appropriate
for their own local requirements and supplement them with examples relevant
to their student.
The current web version is a series of pdf files which can be used
in the form of computer presentations, to print handouts, or to make
slides or overheads, for either formal teaching or guided study. A CD
version which includes original files in the Microsoft PowerPoint format
is available. [Orders may be sent to Craig Publishing Services, Torsonce
House, Newside, Carmichael ML12 6NG, Scotland, U.K. E-mail: <[email protected]>.
The CD costs £36 including postage and packing]
The topics covered range from fundamental principles of toxicology
through environmental toxicology and risk management to consideration
of ethics. To complement the units and help with self-guided study,
a series of self-assessment questions are provided.
This educational material is the result of a collaborative project of
the IUPAC Commission on Toxicology and the Committee on the Teaching
of Chemistry. It follows the successful production of an undergraduate
level textbook, “Fundamental
Toxicology for Chemists” published by the U.K. Royal Society for
> see 2006
- To provide educators with a presentation and text on essential
toxicology from which they can select material appropriate for local
- To explain fundamental ideas in toxicology clearly so that students
can understand the hazards and risks associated with chemicals
> link to Units Objective and detailed contents
download corresponding pdf file
of Use of this Material
Select the content which is appropriate to your
Arrange the slides in a logical sequence starting
from the student’s previous knowledge
Add your own examples to emphasise specific points
from local circumstances
Use labels or safety data sheets as sources of information
and ask your students to compare selected chemicals for hazard and
risk as used, perhaps in your own laboratory or at home
Use the self assessment questions to stimulate discussion
resources and references
of key terms in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 2007), Pure
Appl. Chem. 79(9), 1583-1633, 2007
Glossary of terms
used in toxicology, 2nd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2007),
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(7), 1153-1344, 2007
- "Heavy Metals"
- A meaningless term, Chem. Int., Vol. 23, No. 6, November
- Risk assessment for
occupational exposure to chemicals. A review of current methodology
(IUPAC Technical Report), Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 73, No. 6,
pp. 993-1031, 2001
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