Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Neighborhood Toxicologist is Evolving

When I started writing this blog, my goal was to explain why certain chemicals in consumer products were toxic, as well as discuss some of the uncertainties in toxicology. Over the years, all this writing about one chemical after another - many of them industrial age chemicals - got me thinking about all the defenses we have that protects us to some degree against toxics. Would these systems hold up to the onslaught of chemicals in the world today? Why do we handle some chemicals better than others? How can we better predict and prevent toxicity?

One thing led to another, which eventually led to a book! So I am happy to announce the publication of my first toxicology book, Evolution in a Toxic World, and another blog by the same name. Hope to see you there.