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Document ID (ISN)111480
CIS number 11-0104
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) RudÚn C., Hansson S.O.
Title Evidence-based toxicology: "sound science" in new disguise
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.4, p.299-306. 33 ref.
Internet access Evidence-based_toxicology.pdf [in English]
Abstract The "evidence-based toxicology" departs radically from state-of-the-art toxicology by claiming that risks for humans can only be determined on the basis of human evidence. Just like the previous proposal of "sound science," "evidence-based toxicology" poses a heavy burden of proof on any effort to control exposures in order to reduce health risks to those exposed. The alleged connection between "evidence-based toxicology" and evidence-based medicine is misconceived, since the strict criteria for use of scientific data in evidence-based medicine concerns proof of therapeutic effects, while in "evidence-based toxicology" these criteria are applied to proof of harmful effects.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; reliability; research; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Toxicology