EUROTOX is the Federation of national societies of toxicology in Europe, which together have approximately 7,000 members. In addition, EUROTOX counts more than 200 individual members who come from 50 countries, mostly from Western Europe.
Historically, EUROTOX has its roots in the European Society for the Study of Drug Toxicity, which was founded in 1962 in Zürich. The first annual scientific meeting was held in 1963 inParis, at which occasion also the Statutes of the new society were adopted. As the Society's interests started to extend into toxicology areas other than drug toxicology, it was decided to change the name into European Society of Toxicology (EST).