About Genetic Toxicology
Assessment of the effects induced by physical or chemical agents on both DNA and on the genetic processes of living organism. Genetic toxicology is dealing with the harm effects of chemical, physical and biological agents or substances on the heredity of living organisms. genetic toxicology is defined as the property of chemical agent that harm the hereditary information inside the cell causing mutations, which cause cancer while genotoxicity is often confused with mutagenicity, all mutagens are genotoxic, but all genotoxic are not mutagens. National Institutes of Health has characterized the genetic toxicity of various classes of oxidizing and environmental agents and established genetic toxicity as a major cause of cancer. By the reduction of many genotoxic chemical substances in the environment, such as butadiene, benzene and urethane cancer should be prevented.