ETOX Minor

ETX Student involved with environmental
project along Putah Creek.

Environmental Toxicology explores the effects of toxicants (both man made and naturally occurring) on the normal biochemical, cellular, and physiological functioning of biological systems.   The minor will complement your course of study by enhancing your appreciation of the complexity and resiliency of biological systems when challenged by chemical agents and the fate and impact of chemicals in the environment.  The science underlying a variety of current environmental issues is presented, for example: environmental mechanisms and adverse health effects of atmospheric ozone depletion, environmental endocrine disruptors and chemical carcinogenesis.