Selection of Animal Models for Data Interpretation

  • Robert E. Menzer
Part of the Life Science Monographs book series (LSMO)


Humans are exposed to chemicals in a variety of settings and through a variety of routes as they proceed through daily routines of work, recreation, relaxation, and maintenance of bodily condition. Exposure to chemicals in the modern world is unavoidable, and indeed modern society would not exist in its present form without the chemicals upon which we have come to depend for the maintenance of health, the provision of food, the production and maintenance of clothing, and the provision of the myriad of consumer products that maintain the comfortable lifestyles to which we have become accustomed. We must realize, however, that the chemicals that are responsible for our high standards of living also have the capacity to exert effects beyond those that are desired and anticipated. It is these effects that concern toxicologists as they seek to assess the benefits of chemicals versus the risks of undesirable side effects inherent in their use.


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  • Robert E. Menzer
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  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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