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The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article reflects on how the degree of toxicity of substances should be determined. Two opposing views are presented. First, the dose makes the poison which maintains that all chemicals are toxic at high enough doses and the counterargument is that chemical sensitivity varies considerably, depending on species and life stages. To protect human and environmental health in spite of this uncertainty, some governments adhere to the Precautionary Principle.

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  • Education > General

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    Keywords:

    NSDL,Nutrition & Food Sciences,Undergraduate lower division 13-14,Learner,Research,Environmental Sciences,Social Sciences,General public & informal education,Middle school 6-8,Profession (degree program),Reference Material,Public health,High school lower division 9-10,Epidemiology,Life Science,Article,Teach,Teacher,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,High school upper division 11-12,Learn,Toxicology,Graduate,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090721035948125T,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Non-journal article,Continuing education,Education,Geoscience,Undergraduate upper division 15-16

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    English

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