Dihydrogen Monoxide – Another Dose Response Toxin

The maxim “the dose makes the poison” is regularly offered by defendants in toxic tort cases as a premise for the assertion that a particular dose was too small to have been toxic. To demonstrate the concept examples of toxicity due even to essential substances like water are deployed. I’ve done it myself and the retort from plaintiff’s counsel has been invariably mocking. Here are sixteen million reasons why they should reconsider.