Immune Adverse Effects

The immune system plays a key role in the healthy life of an individual. It offers resistance from disease and infection by recognition of invading foreign particle and later eliminating from the body. Exposure to a variety of chemicals can affect this system adversely; putting us at risk for illness and disease.

Few of them can illicit enhanced immune response which results in tissue damage and infectious diseases. Amplification of the immune system can lead to chemical hypersensitivity and autoimmune disease. Sometimes with the usage of immunosuppressive drugs, immune system mediates an adverse drug reaction which in turn leads to autoimmune reactions.

In vertebrates, adoptive immune system provides resistance from harmful pathogens and infectious diseases which requires normal functioning and interaction of cells and organs of immune system. The study of adverse health effects from the interaction of immune system is termed as immunotoxicity.