About this book
This volume contains the main papers presented at the 1996 EUROTOX congress, Alicante, Spain, September 22-25,1996.
The understanding of toxicological events, such as the Spanish Toxic Oil Syndrome, or of intoxications by algal toxins draws heavily on the knowledge obtained from basic science. This is clearly reflected in the topics of Symposia and Workshops that deal with alterations in gene expression and immunotoxicity, prediction of individual susceptibility to toxicants, mechanisms of phototoxicity, protein targets of neurotoxicity, as well as mechanisms of carcinogenesis in transgenic mice. The application of basic science then allows better evaluation of the role of air pollution in allergy or a better assessment of progress in antidotic therapy. A pivotal role is fulfilled here by methodological aspects of the detection of changes in gene expression, challenges in analytical toxicology, or the development of in vitro models for the study of molecular mechanisms of toxicity.