Located Toxicology: The Need for Alternative Methodologies to Address Toxicological Significance
Computing, Health and Science
Natural Sciences, Centre for Ecosystem Management
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.