Title

Located Toxicology: The Need for Alternative Methodologies to Address Toxicological Significance

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Natural Sciences, Centre for Ecosystem Management

RAS ID

434

Comments

This article was originally published as: Horwitz, P. , & Nichols, P. (2002). Located Toxicology: The Need for Alternative Methodologies to Address Toxicological Significance. Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 8(2), 45-50. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper looks at the methods available to evaluate claims of significance of a toxic event or substance from the different perspectives of the toxicological analyst, the government regulator and the concerned public. Using arguments from a ‘located toxicology’, we propose the need for the adoption and use of methodologies that record the claims of concerned citizens, and evaluate the content of their claims for regulatory action and response.