Toxicology Group

RSC Toxicology Group

The Toxicology Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.


To represent and inform members in the RSC of matters pertaining to the risks from chemicals in the work place and in the environment. This is distinct from the issue of environmental contamination as the Toxicology Group seeks to address the toxicological implications and risk management of chemicals.


  • Continue to be the authoritative expert group in the RSC for toxicological matters and related themes.  Typical areas of relevancy are those related to chemical toxicology matters in the environment, pharmaceuticals, food and other substances (some household) in use in society. 

  • Contribute where relevant to the activities of the Environmental Sustainability and Energy Division (ESED) in general and in particular in matters pertaining to environmental and occupational toxicology, and the Environmental and Regulation Collective (EnREC). 

  • Promote informed scientific discussion of chemical/toxicological issues through the provision of newsletters, scientific meetings and communications with other scientific bodies external to the RSC (e.g. BTS, RCPath, Reg.Tox.), and within the RSC membership and Groups/Divisions. 

  • To encourage and promote engagement with the educational institutions on scientific matters pertaining to chemical toxicology in general and the environment.  This is to inform the need to foster education of students that fully encompasses these subject areas.


  • The Group has an important input into the Environmental and Regulation Collective (EnREC) of the RSC, which is the main policy unit contributing to the advancement of science and its role in informing policy and regulation. The RSC Toxicology Group has a significant voice in the RSC and its public and government advice service. 

  • The Group maintains formal links with the British Toxicological Society, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Register of Toxicologists. RSC Toxicology Group members can claim discount for attending the annual British Toxicology Society Annual Congress.

  • Newsletters are produced to inform group members of the activities of the committee and to publicise recent and forthcoming meetings, new legislation, consultations etc.

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division

ESED is open to all members of the RSC as a society wide grouping to represent environmental and related activities.

Toxicology Research

A new, multi-disciplinary journal covering the best research in both fundamental and applied aspects of toxicology

Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Downloadable Files

Annual Report 2018
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Related Links

Link icon British Toxicological Society
The BTS is the largest toxicology society in the UK, representing the interest of about 1000 members from all branches of the science.

Link icon Royal College of Pathologists
The mission of The Royal College of Pathologists is to promote excellence.

Link icon Register of Toxicologists
This site is to assist people who wish to learn about registration as a toxicologist and to give information relating to the Registration Panel of the UK Register of Toxicologists.

Link icon SETAC- Europe (UK Branch)
SETAC-UK is one of two local branches of SETAC within Europe. The UK branch aims are to promote a scientific forum for environmental toxicologists and chemists in the UK, multi disciplinary research into environmental problems and the application and development of fundamental research to applied problem-solving in the environment.

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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141