Patty's Toxicology


A defining work in the field of toxicology, Patty's has long been recognized as the premier reference for the toxicological information on a large number of industrial chemicals that pose potential health hazards to workers and, by extension, consumers of products containing such chemicals.
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A defining work in the field of toxicology, Patty's has long been recognized as the premier reference for the toxicological information on a large number of industrial chemicals that pose potential health hazards to workers and, by extension, consumers of products containing such chemicals.
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Reviewer: Karl K Rozman, Ph.D.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive book about chemicals and their toxicity as we encounter them in our daily lives in the workplace or, usually in lower concentrations, in the environment. The book is logically organized, grouping individual compounds according to structural similarities or other common characteristics that enable it to emphasize commonalities as well as distinctions.
Purpose: As envisioned originally by Patty and now by Bingham and Cohrssen, the six volumes provide information, mostly on chemicals produced by the carload, for health professionals with the purpose of protecting primarily workers' health and, more generally, the public's health. The objectives were worthwhile when the book first appeared in 1948 and remain acutely relevant in an ever-more health conscious society.
Audience: This is intended primarily as a resource for all types of health professionals who are entrusted with protecting workers' health or the public's health. This includes industrial hygienists, toxicologists, occupational and environmental physicians, and more.
Features: The six volumes cover an essentially complete list of chemicals (and other incidentals) produced by industry. The book contains all the essentials (structure, chemical formula, physical properties, etc.) needed for rapid orientation of health professionals on a subject without requiring them to consult other sources. The conversion tables in the front pages of each volume are particularly useful as health professionals are confronted all the time with information expressed in various metrics. The black-and-white print is entirely adequate for this topic and this audience. Some areas are covered in truly outstanding manner, like the chapters on acetone or PCBs and many others, too many to mention in a brief review. As is unavoidable in a multiauthored volume, there are a few dated chapters, which could be improved in future editions by replacing the authors.
Assessment: Under various titles through the years, Patty's Toxicology is one of the most comprehensive resource books for health professionals for the purpose of improving quality of life and it represents an invaluable aid in decision making related to public health.
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“The chapters on topics this reviewer knows well are excellent. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 May 2013)

“Under various titles through the years, is one of the most comprehensive resource books for health professionals for the purpose of improving quality of life and it represents an invaluable aid in decision making related to public health.” (Doddy’s, 7 December 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118165782
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.32 (d)

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Table of Contents

Industrial Toxicology: Origins and Trends (E. Bingham & J. Zapp).
Pathways and Measuring Exposure to Toxic Substances (M. Lippmann).
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (C. Kimmel & J. Buelke-Sam).
Occupational Chemical Carcinogenesis (R. Melnick).
Noncancer Risk Assessment: Principles and Practice in Environmental and Occupational Settings (L. Haber, et al.).
Interactions (C. De Rosa, et al.).
Ecogenetics: The Study of Gene-Environment Interaction (D. Nebert & A. Roe).
Regulations and Guidelines in the Workplace (E. Bingham & L. Grimsley).
Toxic Chemical Information Sources (B. Cohrssen).
Use of Toxicological Data in Evaluating Chemical Safety (G. Rachamin).
Silica and Silica Compounds (R. Lemen & E. Bingham).
Asbestos (C. Powell & B. Cohrssen).
Talc (B. Cohrssen & C. Powell).
Rock Wool and Refractory Ceramic Fibers (C. Rice).
Fiberglass (R. Lemen).
Coal (M. Attfield, et al.).
Wood Dust (J. Dement).
Cotton and Other Textile Dusts (J. Merchant).
Bioaerosols and Disease (D. Gardner).
Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace (D. Hunt & J. Tulis).
Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria (D. Gardner).
Petroleum, Coal Tar, and Related Products (R. Niemeier).
Ionizing Radiation (R. Albert).
Metallocenes (G. Bond).
Neurotoxicology and Behavior (W. Boyes).
Silver and Gold (D. Juberg & F. Hearne).
Beryllium (M. Mroz, et al.).
Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium, and Radium (M. Genter).
Zinc and Cadmium (M. Jakubowski).
Mercury (E. Foulkes).
Aluminum (B. Dinman).
Gallium, Indium, and Thallium (G. Repetto & A. del Peso).
Germanium, Tin, and Copper (J. Stewart & D. Lassiter).
Lead (R.Goyer).
Titanium, Zirconium, and Hafnium (L. Murthy, et al.).
Arsenic, Antimony, and Bismuth (B. Fowler, et al.).
Vanadium, Niobium, and Tantalum (K. Rydznski).
Chromium, Molybdenum, and Tungsten (S. Langard).
Manganese and Rhenium (J. Davis).
Iron and Cobalt (L. Grimsley).
Nickel, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, and Platinum (S. Czerczak & J. Gromiec).
Uranium and Thorium (M. McDiarmid & K. Squibb).
The Lanthanides, Rare Earth Metals (W. Wells & V. Wells).
Phosphorus, Selenium, Tellurium, and Sulfur (E. Bingham).
Boron (B. Culver, et al.).
Alkaline Materials, Sodium, Potassium, Cesium, Rubidium, Francium, and Lithium (S. Pierce).
Inorganic Compounds of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen (G. Leikauf & D. Prows).
The Halogens (D. Teitelbaum).
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons (T. Carreon).
Alicyclic Hydrocarbons (C. Baxter).
Aromatic Hydrocarbons--Benzene and Other Alkylbenzenes (R. Henderson).
Polycyclic and Heterocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (D. Warshawsky).
Phenols and Phenolics (R. Gingell, et al.).
Aliphatic Nitro, Nitrate, and Nitrite Compounds (C. Doepker).
N-Nitroso Compounds (W. Lijinsky).
Aliphatic and Alicyclic Amines (F. Cavender).
Aromatic Nitro and Amino Compounds (E. Weisburger & V. Hudson).
Aromatic Amino and Nitro-Amino Compounds and their Halogenated Derivatives (Y.-T. Woo & D. Lai).
Aliphatic and Aromatic Nitrogen Compounds (H. Trochimowicz, et al.).
Alkylpyridines and Miscellaneous Organic Nitrogen Compounds (H. Trochimowicz, et al.).
Cyanides and Nitriles (B. Cohrssen).
Saturated Methyl Halogenated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons (J. Reid).
Saturated Halogenated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Two to Four Carbons (J. Reid).
Unsaturated Halogenated Hydrocarbons (R. Lemen).
Dibenzo-p-Dioxins: 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (J. Reid).
Halogenated Biphenyls (D. Mukerjee).
Halogenated Benzenes (A. Leber & J. Bus).
Organic Chlorofluoro Hydrocarbons (G. Rusch).
Miscellaneous Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Pesticides (J. Bus & A. Leber).
Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids, Saturated (S. Cragg).
Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids, Unsaturated (S. Cragg).
Ethers (M. Mehlman).
Aldehydes (M. Morandi & S. Maberti).
Acetone (D. Morgott).
Ketones of Four or Five Carbons (D. Morgott, et al.).
Ketones of Six to Thirteen Carbons (D. Topping, et al.).
Monohydric Alcohols--C1 to C6 (C. Bevan).
Monohydric Alcohols--C7 to C18, Aromatic and Other Alcohols (C. Bevan).
Esters of Mono- and Alkenyl Carboxylic Acids and Mono- and Polyalcohols (M. Bisesi) . Esters of Aromatic Mono-, Di-, and Tricarboxylic Acids, Aromatic Diacids, and Di-, Tri-, or Polyalcohols (R. David, et al.).
Esters of Carbonic and Orthocarbonic Acid, Organic Phosphorus, Monocarboxylic Halogenated Acids, Haloalcohols, and Organic Silicon (M. Bisesi).
Epoxy Compounds--Olefin Oxides, Aliphatic Glycidyl Ethers and
Aromatic Monoglycidyl Ethers (J. Waechter, et al.).
Epoxy Compounds--Aromatic, Diglycidyl Ethers, Polyglycidyl Ethers, Glycidyl Esters, and Miscellaneous Epoxy Compounds (J. Waechter & G. Veenstra).
Organic Peroxides (J. Reid).
Glycols (F. Cavender & E. Sowinski).
Ethers of Ethylene Glycol and Derivatives (R. Boatman & J. Knaak).
Glycol Ethers: Ethers of Propylene, Butylene Glycols, and Other Glycol Derivatives (R. Boatman).
Synthetic Polymers (B. Walker & L. Burton).
Synthetic Polymers--Olefin, Diene Elastomers, and Vinyl Halides (B. Walker & L. Burton).
Polyvinyl Acetate, Alcohol, and Derivatives, Polystyrene, and Acrylics (B. Walker & L. Burton).
Synthetic Polymers--Cellulosics, Other Polysaccharides, Polyamines, and Polyimides (F. Cavender).
Synthetic Polymers, Polyesters, Polyethers, and Related Polymers (S. Cragg).
Polyurethanes, Miscellaneous Organic Polymers, and Silicones (S. Cragg).
Organic Sulfur Compounds (H. Shertzer).
Organophosphorus Compounds (J. Storm).
Toxicological Effects of the Physical Agents ( D. Sliney).
Cold Stress and Strain (H. Mahar).
Heat Stress ( T. Adams).
Noise and Ultrasound (W. Clark).
Electric and Magnetic Fields and Occupational Health (L. Kheifets).
Radio-Frequency and Microwave Radiation (R. Hitchcock).
Infrared, Visible and Ultraviolet Radiation (M. Bitran, W. Murray).
Lasers (D. Sliney).
Occupational Ergonomics: Principles and Applications (A. Bhattacharya, et al.).
Occupational Vibration (D. Wasserman).
Abnormal Pressures: Hyperbaric and Hypobaric (R. Hamilton, et al.).
Biological Rhythms, Shift Work, and Occupational Health (A. Scott & J. LaDou).
Smoke and Combustion Products (B. Levin).
Chemical and Physical Agent Interaction (P. Nylen, et al).
Populations at Risk (D. Pedersen, et al.).
Carbon Black (R. McCunney, et al.).
United States and International Standards.
Cumulative Subject Index, Volumes 1-8.
Cumulative Chemical Index, Volumes 1-8.
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