NWETC Offers ‘Basic Principals of Toxicology’ Course


The Northwest Environmental Training Center is holding a course on Basic Principals of Toxicology at their Issaquah location. Cost for the two-day course is $445 to $545, depending on whether one is a student, works for a non-profit or Native American organization, or government agencies. The course dates are September 20 and 21, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day.

This course identifies the potential health hazards of toxic chemicals and methods for preventing exposure. Hazards and risks of exposure are evaluated and put into perspective by exploring chemicals encountered in everyday life.

What to expect?

  • Learn the basic principles of toxicology, tools for assessing the toxicology of chemicals, effects of chemicals on the body, and why some people are more sensitive to chemicals than others;
  • Focus will be given to state of-the-art research, risk assessment, and risk communication;
  • Case studies will be included with ample time for discussion and answers to questions;
  • Effects of chemicals on the body; why some people are more sensitive than others;
  • Learn how to develop individual does/response curves; current research issues in toxicology;
  • Discuss ethical aspects of toxicology and what to ask and how to communicate about hazards.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals seeking a greater understanding of environmental mercury behavior and effects;
  • Environmental practitioners;
  • Agency personnel such as biologists, ecologists, hydrologists, planners and regulators.

For more information, check their web at www.nwetc.org.

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