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Influence of legislation in toxicology.
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PMID:  2590489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of toxicology on legislation is quite clear in countries where chemicals are regulated by the authorities. There is normally a toxicological evaluation--in addition to other considerations--behind sales and use permissions and the levels that are accepted in food, air, water, etc. How does legislation affect toxicology? If there is no legislation, then clinical and forensic toxicology will be the most used toxicological disciplines (accidents and other cases of poisoning). The more sophisticated and restrictive the legislation becomes, the more toxicology is used not only to permit the use of chemicals but also to ban them. In addition, legislation for the protection of experimental animals has a profound influence in toxicology and accelerates the use of in vitro and other alternative methods. This paper discusses whether countries in the "developed" world are overdoing it, thereby maybe hampering the essential use of chemicals in the developing countries.
E Poulsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-25     Completed Date:  1990-01-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Health, Soeborg, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Testing Alternatives / legislation & jurisprudence
Developing Countries
Hazardous Substances*
Legislation as Topic*
Toxicology* / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Substances

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