Aim of the course
Immunotoxic agents can affect the immune system. This interaction may result in direct toxicity. The immune system may also react to immunotoxic agents in a specific fashion. Immune responses to these agents may then lead to indirect adverse effects. Immunotoxic agents include chemicals, genetically modified products, and radiation. Exposure can occur at the work place, in the indoor and in the outdoor environment, via food and via medicinal procedures. The aim of the course is to familiarize participants with consequenses of immunotoxicity, mechanisms of immunotoxicity, and testing for immunotoxicity.
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