Title

The Hormesis Challenge for Environmental Health Regulators

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2001

ISSN

0960-3271

Publisher

Sage Publishing

Language

en-US

Abstract

The hormesis hypothesis provides that human, animal or plant exposure to a low external dose of a hazardous chemical substance or physical agent may have beneficial health outcomes'. For example, human exposure to a precisely defined, low external dose of a carcinogenic pollutant in the workplace or ambient environment may lead to an internal dose or concentration, which stimulates a dormant defense mechanism that inhibits the growth of tumors.

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