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Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection is ideal as both a course book for students and a handbook for field professionals involved in responding to chemical incidents and local environmental concerns. Produced by Health Protection England, it offers a comprehensive and structured approach to dealing with toxicological problems worldwide. The text covers both the basics of toxicology and its application to issues of topical concern such as contaminated land, food additives, and water and air pollution. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, making Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection essential reading for all professionals in environmental public health, including: health protection consultants, specialists and trainees; public health practitioners; environmental health practitioners; environmental scientists; and staff of the emergency services, the water and waste industries, and other industrial and regulatory bodies. Table of Contents SECTION 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF TOXICOLOGY; 1.1 Introduction to toxicology; 1.2 Target organs; 1.3 Experimental methods for investigating and interpretation of results in the toxicity of chemicals; 1.4 Introduction to human biomonitoring in public health; SECTION 2: APPLICATIONS OF TOXICOLOGY; 2.1 Sources of toxicological information; 2.2 Medical management following toxicological exposure; 2.3 Factors associated to individual susceptibility to toxic agents; 2.4 Occupational toxicology; SECTION 3: ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY; 3.1 Air pollution and health in the UK; 3.2 Contaminated land assessment; 3.3 Chemical pollution in water; 3.4 Food additives and contaminants; SECTION 4: A REVIEW OF SOME TOXIC AGENTS; 4.1 Carbon monoxide poisoning; 4.2 Toxicity of some heavy metals and trace elements; 4.3 The toxicology of pesticides; 4.4 Toxicological problems in developing nations; 4.45 Deliberate release of chemical agents: chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals; 4.6 Products of combustion and irritant gases; 4.7 Nanotoxicology; APPENDICES; Basic medical concepts
Oxford University Press
March 15, 2012
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