Environmental, Occupational and Clinical
Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of poisons (any chemical substance foreign to the body) on organisms. Exposure to such substances can occur either by accident or design.
The dose of a substance differentiates a poison from a remedy. The most known example of this are pharmaceutical drugs, which are artificial compounds which the body recognizes as toxins. Even a slightly higher dose of a drug can cause serious adverse reactions and even death. Both humans and animals are constantly exposed to a variety of chemical compounds in the air, water, soil and food. Many of these substances were not tested for health hazards and the risk of various diseases, such as cancer, heart diseases, allergies and others. Many working in certain professions are also exposed to increased health risk associated with occupational hazards.
We have been conducting studies investigating the mechanisms of detoxification of chemicals of environmental, occupational and clinical origins.
Our studies have demonstrated that a diet enriched with a mixture of specific micronutrients (Vitamin C, amino acids, minerals, bioflavonoids) offers significantly better protection against liver and kidney damage caused by the exposure to acetaminophen (a common ingredient in anti-pain and anti-fever drugs), and occupational toxins such as carbon tetrachloride and lead nitrate.
Other studies in progress include: