Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Here you will find basic concepts of environmental sciences that help us understand the link between the environment and human health.


All nurses learn pharmacology.  The most important science to environmental health is toxicology.   Historically, toxicology has been referred to as the study of poisons.  Many of the key concepts in pharmacology are the same in toxicology.

See the box below and the following video to hear and see a side-by-side comparison of pharmacology and toxicology.

Box and video coming soon.

Other Toxicology Resources

The National Library of Medicine provides 3 free, self-paced, on-line: Toxicology Tutorials

The National Library of Medicine's Toxnet. Here you will find databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

National Toxicology Program "The NTP is an interagency program whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology. The program maintains an objective, science-based approach in dealing with critical issues in toxicology and is committed to using the best science available to prioritize, design, conduct, and interpret its studies. To that end, the NTP is continually evolving to remain at the cutting edge of scientific research and to develop and apply new technologies." (From About NTP)

Toxipedia Toxipedia is a free toxicology encyclopedia offering articles and resources about toxic chemicals (such as pesticides and endocrine disruptors), health conditions, ethical considerations, the history of toxicology, laws and regulation, and more.


Last updated 1902 days ago by Katie Huffling