Set of inherent properties of a substance, mixture of substances, or a
process involving substances that, under production, usage, or
disposal conditions, make it capable of causing adverse effects
organisms or the environment, depending on the degree of exposure
in other words, it is a source of danger.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1033
(Glossary of terms used in toxicokinetics (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
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