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Title CHCS Training “Basic Toxicology” (Module 5)
Organiser Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS)
Location Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1LZ

Toxicology is full of different terms and acronyms such as LD50, LC50, local versus systemic toxicity, STOT etc. But what do they mean and why do we need to understand them?

To enable the chemical industry to take a responsible position in the care of workers and consumers, it is important for those involved to have a basic understanding of the basic principles of human toxicology.

This one day training event is intended for those working within the chemical industry who need an introduction to the potential hazards of materials to humans and of the concepts of regulatory test methods leading to a classification regarding health effects.

Attendance on this series of modules will ensure that your SDSs meet the increasing expectations of both your customers and the regulators. Numbers on the course are restricted to enable an informal atmosphere that encourages discussion and time is made available for shorter group exercises.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What is toxicology? Definition, as well as brief discussion of the different disciplines involved
  • Basic terms (and acronyms); LD50, LC50, CMR, STOT
  • Animal testing, examples of different studies (sub-acute, acute, sub-chronic)
  • Systemic versus local effects
  • Examples of known mechanisms behind toxicological effects
  • An introduction to Integrated Testing Strategies
  • Understanding of Section 11 of the SDS
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