Developmental toxicity is define as any structural or functional alteration which may be reversible or irreversible and interferes with homeostasis, normal growth, differentiation, development or behavior. Characteristic factors causing developmental toxicity are radiation, infections (e.g. rubella), maternal metabolic imbalances (e.g. alcoholism, diabetes, folic acid deficiency), drugs (e.g.anticancer drugs, tetracyclines, many hormones, thalidomide), and environmental chemicals (e.g. mercury, lead, dioxins, PBDEs, HBCD, tobacco smoke).
Related Journals of Developmental Toxicology
Developmental Biology - Journal, Journal of Clinical Toxicology, Toxicology: Open Access, Journal of Forensic Toxicology & Pharmacology, Technology and Medicine, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Fetal and Pediatric Pathology, Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review.