Encyclopedia of Toxicology

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The third edition of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology presents entries devoted to key concepts and specific chemicals, and is updated to reflect current advances in the field. It contains new information on nanotoxicology, epigenetics, persistent organic pollutants, computational toxicology and bioinformatics, controversial chemicals, and much more. Along with the traditional scientific entries, new articles focus on worldwide initiatives, the potential health and environmental effects of new technologies, and the ...

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Overview

The third edition of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology presents entries devoted to key concepts and specific chemicals, and is updated to reflect current advances in the field. It contains new information on nanotoxicology, epigenetics, persistent organic pollutants, computational toxicology and bioinformatics, controversial chemicals, and much more. Along with the traditional scientific entries, new articles focus on worldwide initiatives, the potential health and environmental effects of new technologies, and the societal implications of global legal and regulatory issues.

With thoroughly updated articles, references, and resources for recommended reading, the third edition has been expanded in length, breadth, and depth, and continues to provide an extensive overview of the many facets of toxicology.

  • Provides easy access to content on chemicals and all core areas of toxicology
  • Thoroughly updated with the latest advances in toxicology, including epigenetics, nanotoxicology, computational toxicology, and translational toxicology
  • New topics include implications of global legal and regulatory issues, persistent organic pollutants, REACH, SAICM, e-waste, and many more
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Editorial Reviews

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"This three-volume encyclopedia covers basic, critical, and controversial elements in toxicology, i.e. those elements that are essential to an understanding of the subject's scientific underpinnings and societal ramifications. As such, it covers not only key concepts such as dose response, mechanism of action, testing procedures, endpoint responses, and target sites, but also individual chemicals and classes of chemicals. Although the reference has a strong chemical emphasis, it also looks at concepts such as radiation and noise, history, laws, regulation, education, organizations, and databases. The entries are alphabetically arranged and extensively cross-referenced. The index is in Volume III." —Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR "...an excellent source for students doing research and professionals dealing with industrial safety or the clinical management of patients. ...a fine addition to health sciences and academic libraries." —AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL (1999) "...the Wexler Encyclopedia provides an invaluable interface of experimental, applied, and regulatory toxicology... the most useful for undergraduate programs in toxicology is the Encyclopedia, providing an introduction to mulitple areas of toxicology that is superior to many textbooks and a concise, contemporary resource for all those concerned with the many aspects of human toxicology." —JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY: CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

"The four-volume second edition of Encyclopedia of Toxicology remains true to the purpose of the first edition...The Encyclopedia is easy to use, with a full list of contents in each volume...Encyclopedia of Toxicology belongs in every library that serves toxicologists or students of toxicology." -E-STREAMS, Vol. 9, Nov. 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123864543
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 5220
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 11.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Wexler is a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program. A recipient of the NLM Regents Award for Scholarly or Technical Achievement and the Distinguished Technical Communication Award of the Washington chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, he is team leader for the development of the ToxLearn online multi-module tutorials, a joint activity with the SOT. Mr. Wexler is also project officer for the LactMed file on drugs and lactation, and the IRIS and ITER risk assessment databases.

He is federal liaison to the Toxicology Education Foundation (TEF), past Chair of SOT’s World Wide Web Advisory Team, and past President of its Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Specialty Section. Mr. Wexler led the World Library of Toxicology project prior to its migration to the INND/Toxipedia group, and remains a federal liaison to the project. He was a member of the Education and Communications Work Group of the CDC/ATSDR’s National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposure. A co-developer of the Toxicology History Room, he is co-founder and federal liaison to the Toxicology History Association.

Mr. Wexler has lectured and been published widely in the U.S. and abroad on toxicology and toxicoinformatics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of three editions of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology (Third Edition, 2014) and four editions of Information Resources in Toxicology (Fourth edition, 2009), as well as numerous other books and articles. In 2010, he was named the recipient of the US Society of Toxicology’s Public Communications Award. Mr. Wexler also serves as an associate editor for a toxicology journal.

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Table of Contents

The Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Third Edition includes over 1,100 chapters across all the major issues and subjects in toxicology including:

  • Medicinal Uses of Toxins
  • Developmental Toxicology
  • Marine Toxins and Venoms
  • Global Climate Change
  • Environmental Toxicology, and Ecotoxicology
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