Chemistry, Health and Environment / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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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.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Chemicals and society
The chemicals of life and nature
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
Environmental effects of chemicals