Meaning of a Quotation

Environmental Toxicology is a part of the broader discipline of Toxicology. Before we delve deeper into Environmental Toxicology, it is important to understand the origins and meaning of Toxicology.

Paracelsus became an expert in occupation medicine thanks to the influence of his father, who was a chemist. He grew up in a home environment where chemistry and biology were paramount. Although he wrote that “nature hints at cures,” there was a lack of knowledge and he felt that many herbal preparations lacked sufficient potency to treat current diseases.

The purpose of this learning activity is to introduce to students to the key quotation that led to the development of Toxicology and its meaning.

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