Career of the Month: An Interview with Industrial Toxicologist Greg Allgoodby: Megan Sullivan

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Are you ever curious about the safety of sugar substitutes, air pollution, or your city’s tap water? Chemicals may make the world go around, but some of them can be harmful. So how do know which ones are safe? Toxicologists work in commercial industries, government health organizations, and research institutions to uncover, resolve, and communicate the hazardous effects chemicals may have on us and on our environment. As an industrial toxicologist with consumer products company Procter & Gamble (P&G), Greg Allgood has been responsible for ensuring the safety of products used by millions of people.

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  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:35 AM

A toxicologist can work in a number of different places –industry, health organizations, food companies and more – to uncover, resolve and communicate the hazardous effects of chemicals on humans and the world we live in. Furthermore, to participant in this occupation you need to have knowledge in a number of areas such as science such as biology, chemistry, physiology and more. Reading this article explains how this scientist chose this path, what a typical day entails and advice for students. The photo presented makes you want to read more about this amazing gentleman.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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