toxicity, definition of

Toxicity is the degree to which a substance can harm humans or animals.

Toxicity can be acute, subchronic, or chronic:

  • Acute toxicity involves harmful effects in an organism through a single or short-term exposure.
  • Subchronic toxicity is the ability of a toxic substance to cause effects for more than one year but less than the lifetime of the exposed organism.
  • Chronic toxicity is the ability of a substance or mixture of substances to cause harmful effects over an extended period, usually upon repeated or continuous exposure, sometimes lasting for the entire life of the exposed organism.
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  • Food toxicity and how it effects you
    Foods we eat can contain health risks by toxic environment contamination where they are grown or processed. This article discusses the various issues around food toxicity and how to minimize health effects.
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