Toxicology of Metals

Focus of SCTM: This Scientific Committee focuses on the toxicological aspects of occupational and environmental exposure to metals, the health effects of prolonged exposure to low doses, absorption from multiple routes, and gene-environment interaction. Aim of the SC is to stimulate research on novel biomarkers of exposure, effect and susceptibility.

Publications: A relevant recent delivery of SCTM has been the coordination of a number of expert on metal toxicology, including members of this Scientific Committee, in the preparation of the new edition of the Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals. The Fourth Edition of this book is published by Elsevier with editors Gunnar Nordberg, Bruce Fowler, and Monica Nordberg.

Planned events: Roberto Lucchini and Miki Aschner are planning an Internal Conference on Manganese toxicity in collaboration with Joan Cranmer, Editor-in-Chief, NeuroToxicology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The event is planned as a second large meeting after the first meeting that was held in Little Rock, USA in 1997. The venue of the new edition is the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA. The organization of the meeting is scheduled for September 25-28, 2016 at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, USA. The conference will be organized by the SCTM and SCNP, in collaboration with the Journal Neurotoxicology, and other international organizations.

Conference website

Website now available
Scientific Committees Reports Triennium 2015-2018 now available here.

Officers for Triennum 2018-2021



Dr. Natalia Urszula PAWLAS
Medical University of Silesia
Department of Pharmacology
Jordana 38 str.
41-808 Zabrze

Phone: +48 508 069 012


Dr. Veruscka LESO
University of Naples Federico II,
Department of Public Health, Section of Occupational Medicine
Via S. Pansini 5,
80131 Napoli

Phone: +39 3341459554