Chemistry, Health and Environment / Edition 2

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Overview

This second edition of a successful title bridging toxicology and environmental chemistry adopts a unique approach that 'follows' chemicals on a molecular level, from the environment through the different uptake mechanisms into the body. Along the way, this textbook explains the different routes of degradation and metabolism of the different classes of chemicals, linking general chemical properties to their toxicological equivalents. All the chapters have been thoroughly updated and the contents significantly expanded, including new chapters on modern pesticides, food chemicals and solvents, as well as a chapter discussing the difficulties of accurate measurements of carcinogenesis in man.
The text is aimed at a wide audience ranging from pharmacologists to environmental chemists and toxicologists.

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"Detailed chapter subsection headings and a comprehensive index make this a usable reference book. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 March 2011)
Booknews
Examines the relationships between the structures of organic compounds and their properties, and between the chemical properties and the effects on human health and the environment, for example cancer and climatic change. To help chemists predict and thereby avoid chemical hazards, Sterner (Lund University, Sweden) explains how to determine the behavior of a chemical from a simple visual inspection of the chemical structure, and how to identify the substructures and functional groups that are associated with toxicity and adverse environmental effects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527325825
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 413
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Prof. Olov Sterner is Head of the Division of Organic Chemistry as well as of the Department of Chemistry (400 employees) at Lund University in Sweden. Originally an organic chemist he became interested in bioactive natural products and he has conducted research aiming at the isolation, characterisation, synthesis, and QSAR studies of secondary metabolites from plants and fungi. Prof. Sterner has published more than 330 research papers, 120 conference abstracts and 20 conference papers.

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Table of Contents

Chemicals and society
The chemicals of life and nature
Chemical properties
Uptake, distribution and elimination of chemicals
Metabolism of exogenous compounds in mammals
Conversions and transformations in the environment
Toxic effects of chemicals
The molecular basis for genotoxicity and carcinogenicity
Hazardous chemicals
Environmental effects of chemicals

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