Toxicology 101: Chemicals and their Toxic Effects

ACS Webinars

Chemical exposures can be potentially harmful so it is important to be cognizant of the exposure factors that are instrumental in the severity of toxic outcomes following these exposures. Whether you are running an experiment in the lab or simply cleaning your bathroom, we should all be aware of health risks from exposures to the many types of chemical substances.

Join Philip Leber, long time Human and Ecological Toxicology Instructor for the American Chemical Society, as he teaches you the essentials of toxicology, including how to understand toxicity data and effectively communicate human health risk information associated with chemical exposures.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Bryan Tweedy of the American Chemical Society and co-produced with the Office of Career and Professional Education at ACS.

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of toxicokinetics, chemical metabolism, categories of toxicity, and mechanisms of toxic action that are important to hazard evaluations of chemicals
  • The fundamental steps for deriving and communicating critical information that is key to projecting human health risks from chemical exposures
  • Real Life examples of the actual means for developing and understanding health data needed to assess potentials from chemical exposures


What an attendee said about this ACS Webinar!

Toxicological basics were relevantly applied to the ongoing situation in East Palestine, where a chemical release had occurred recently.

Meet the Experts

Philip Leber
Owner, Tox&Ecotox Consulting

Bryan Tweedy
Assistant Director, ACS Education, Office of Career and Professional Education, American Chemical Society

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