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Sipping From a Poisoned Chalice

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Science  17 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5644, pp. 376-379
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5644.376

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Summary

People have believed since antiquity that tiny doses of toxicants can be healthful. Now hormesis, a concept once discredited in scientific circles, is making a surprising comeback.