The BTS has its origins in the British Toxicology Club founded in 1971. The Society was established as a limited not-for-profit company registered in the UK in 1978. Membership of the Society comprises individuals drawn from industry, academic institutions and regulatory authorities, and also includes student members. Approximately 85% of the members are from the UK, the remainder being worldwide.
Specific interests of the members of the Society are catered for by our Speciality Sections. These currently are:
- Discovery toxicology
- Human Toxicology
- Occupational Toxicology
- Regulatory Toxicology
- Risk Assessment
BTS Mission Statement
To provide the national forum for toxicology in the UK, to support and enrich the careers of toxicologists and to promote the importance of toxicology within the wider scientific and lay communities.
The following strategic goals have been identified which are forward looking and reflect the ambitions of professional toxicologists and related scientists:
- Drive the Science of Toxicology
- Be the Toxicology Society of Choice
- Promote Toxicology in the Wider Community
- Promote Toxicology as a Career
- Strengthen the Society.