The Importance of Hormesis to Public Health

  title={The Importance of Hormesis to Public Health},
  author={Ralph R. Cook and Edward J. Calabrese},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Hormesis is a specific type of nonmonotonic dose response whose occurrence has been documented across a broad range of biological models, diverse types of exposure, and a variety of outcomes. The effects that occur at various points along this curve can be interpreted as beneficial or detrimental, depending on the biological or ecologic context in which they occur. OBJECTIVE Because hormesis appears to be a relatively common phenomenon that has not yet been incorporated into… CONTINUE READING

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