Toxicology Projects

Environmental, Occupational and Clinical

toxicology dr rathToxicology is an area of scientific research concerned which the study of the adverse effects of various chemicals and other agents on living organisms. Our studies in this field do not only evaluate toxic effects of various substances on cellular metabolism and entire organisms, but also search for natural solutions to alleviate or eliminate these detrimental effects.
The dose of a substance differentiates a poison from a remedy. The most known example of this are pharmaceutical drugs, which are artificial compounds that 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 risks 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:

  • Air, water, agricultural and food pollutants
  • Chemicals in the workplace
  • Naturally occurring toxins
  • Therapeutic drugs and drug of abuse
  • Inorganic chemicals

Relevant Publications

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