Clinical Toxicology

Clinical toxicology is specifically concerned with the health effects of environmental and endogenous toxicants. These include naturally occurring and man-made substances, such as pharmaceuticals and heavy metals. People are continually exposed to such toxins from the environment, and if the body’s ability to detoxify has been compromised or overburdened, it may have a detrimental effect on their health. Illness from toxin accumulation can best be treated with a toxicology-based approach.

The Centre of Clinical Toxicology at NIIM is a collaborative project with the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (IBCMT) and encompasses clinical research, including clinical trials, and the establishment of an extensive e-library to serve as a leading resource for researchers and clinicians.

For further information about the NIIM toxicology program, please visit the IBCMT website.

Dr James Siow,
Director, Centre of Clinical Toxicology and Parenteral Nutrition

The Centre of Clinical Toxicology is now opened at the NIIM clinic and patients can book appointments at this centre for consultations via the front desk on (03) 9912 9500

Please note that there is no medical emergency services at NIIM. Contact the poisons centre in your respective state for any medical emergencies.