Overview of immunotoxicology and current applications to respiratory diseases.
Luster-MI; Simeonova-PP; Gallucci-RM; Matheson-JM; Yucesoy-B; Sugawara-T
Immunopharmacology 2000 Jul-Aug; 48(3):311-313
Immunotoxicology has been defined as the study of adverse effects on the immune system resulting directly from environmental, occupational, or therapeutic exposure to chemicals (including drugs), biological materials and, in certain instances, physiological factors, collectively referred to as agents. It encompasses immunosuppression, allergy, autoimmunity and inflammation.
Immunotoxins; Respiratory-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Immune-system-disorders; Environmental-exposure; Therapeutic-agents; Biological-material; Physiological-factors; Lung-disease; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Hypersensitivity; Risk-analysis
Toxicology and Molecular Biology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505-2888, USA