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Toxic Effects of Pesticides

Alejandro Garcia-Arredondo*

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology , Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), Mexico

*Corresponding Author:
Alejandro Garcia-Arredondo
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), Mexico
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: November 18, 2016; Accepted Date: January 08, 2017; Published Date: January 25, 2017

Citation: Arredondo AG (2017) Toxic Effects of Pesticides. Toxicol Open Access 3:e123 doi: 10.4172/2476-2067.1000e123

Copyright: © 2017 Arredondo AG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Toxicology is a branch of pharmacology concerned with the study of adverse effects of chemical, biological and physical agents on biological systems to establish the extent of damage. Determination of relationship between dose levels and its effects on the living organisms attain great significance in clinical studies. The Journal of Toxicology is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes studies including Environmental toxicology, Chemical toxicology, Industrial toxicology, Toxicogenomics, Reproductive toxicology, etc.

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