Forensic toxicologists perform scientific tests on bodily fluids and tissue samples to identify any drugs or chemicals present in the body. They examine samples brought to them in laboratories.
The job of a forensic toxicologist involves testing for: metals, alcohol, poisons, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, gases, and other poisons. The work done helps solve cases involving dangerous criminals.
Job duties of a Toxicologist: Providing expert witness testimony Complying with safety criteria Determining the absence or presence of chemicals and drugs in the blood, hair, tissue, breath etc..