"Hormesis"--an inappropriate extrapolation from the specific to the universal.

  title={"Hormesis"--an inappropriate extrapolation from the specific to the universal.},
  author={Deborah Axelrod and Kathy G Burns and Devra Davis and Nicolas von Larebeke},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={10 3},
Although it is generally accepted that some chemicals may have beneficial effects at low doses, incorporating these effects into risk assessments generally ignores well-established factors related to exposure and human susceptibility. The authors argue against indiscriminate application of hormesis in assessments of chemical risks for regulatory purposes. 

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