Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection

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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...

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Overview


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.

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Reviewer: J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD(Navy Environmental Health Center)
Description: This book describes the clinical toxicology of a broad range of environmental and occupational hazards. In the broadest sense, it is applicable to contaminated land, food additives, water and air pollution, and related topics.
Purpose: My sense is that this book brings together a series of what its editors describe as core competencies for professionals in the environmental public health field. This is very important because at times opinion is fragmented as a result of discord among toxicologists, epidemiologists, and others. This 300+ page book applies itself to the integration of toxicologic knowledge.
Audience: Readers likely will come from fields such as toxicology, environmental science, epidemiology, and risk assessment, although related professionals will benefit as well.
Features: The book is organized into four major sections. The first includes a general introduction and covers target organs, experimental methods for investigating safety, and biomonitoring; the second details sources of information, medical management, susceptibility issues, and occupational toxicology; the third discusses U.K. air pollution, risk assessment of land, incident management for drinking water, food additives, and contaminants; and the final section covers carbon monoxide poisoning, heavy metal toxicity, pesticide toxicity, toxicity of traditional medicine, chemical weapons, combustion toxicology, and nanotoxicology. The appendix details basic medical concepts.
Assessment: There has been a demand for a book like this for a long time. While older and more extensive treatments of toxicology for health professionals satisfy those who are headed for the toxicology profession, there's been little for everybody else. This book appears to have been carefully authored and scrupulously edited. Its visuals are quite outstanding, while it takes pains to examine very difficult topics such as how best to provide life support in contaminated areas. I give it a thumbs up!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199652549
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Fundamentals of Toxicology
1.1. Introduction to toxicology, Lakshman Karalliedde, David Baker, Virginia Murray, Norman Parkinson
1.2. Target organs, David Baker
1.3. Experimental methods for investigating and interpretation of results in the toxicity of chemicals, Kevin Chipman
1.4. Introduction to human biomonitoring in public health, Ovnair Sepai
Section 2: Applications of Toxicology
2.1. Sources of toxicological information, Robie Kamanyire, Nicholas Brooke
2.2. Medical management following toxicological exposure, Simon FJ Clarke, Nicholas Castle
2.3. Factors associated to individual susceptibility to toxic agents, David Baker, Ishani Kar-Pukayastha
2.4. Occupational toxicology, Virginia Murray, Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Norman Parkinson
Section 3: Environmental Toxicology
3.1. Air pollution and health in the UK, Robert L Maynard
3.2. Contaminated land assessment, Sohel Saikat
3.3. Chemical pollution in water, Gary Lau
3.4. Food additives and contaminants, Diane Benford
Section 4: A Review of Some Toxic Agents
4.1. Carbon monoxide poisoning, Lakshman Karalliedde, Catherine Keshishian
4.2. Toxicity of some heavy metals and trace elements, Nicholas Brooke, Lakshman Karalliedde
4.3. The toxicology of pesticides, Lakshman Karalliedde, Timothy C Marrs
4.4. Toxicological problems in developing nations, Lakshman Karalliedde
4.45. Deliberate release of chemical agents: chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals, David Baker
4.6. Products of combustion and irritant gases, James Wakefield, Robert Maynard
4.7. Nanotoxicology, Vicky Stone
Appendices
Basic medical concepts, David Baker, Lakshman Karalliedde, Virginia Murray, Robert Maynard, Norman Parkinson

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