Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Vol.215)

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Nov 022018
 

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology attempts to provide concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicological implications.

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Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury

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Oct 072018
 

The book that looks at mercury’s impact on the planet today
Recent research by the EPA has concluded that one in six women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury in their bodies, which puts 630,000 newborn babies each year at risk of neurological impairment.

Mercury poses severe risks to the health of animals and ecosystems around the world, and this book provides the essential information that anyone interested in environmental sciences should know about the fundamentals of the entire mercury cycle.

Comprised of four parts that present an overview of mercury in the environment, mercury transformations, transport, and bioaccumulation and toxicology, each chapter of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury includes the basic concepts of the targeted subject, a critical review of that subject, and the future research needs.

This book explains the environmental behavior and toxicological effects of mercury on humans and other organisms, and provides a baseline for what is known and what uncertainties remain in respect to mercury cycling. The chapters focus on the fundamental science underlying the environmental chemistry and fate of mercury. This work will be invaluable to a wide range of policy experts, environmental scientists, and other people requiring a comprehensive source for the state of the science in this field.

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Ecotoxicology: Perspectives on Key Issues

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Sep 252018
 

This book presents an integrated discussion on ecotoxicology, containing both general concepts and specific ecotoxicological issues of major biological groups, extending beyond conventional systems. It explores worldwide, regional, and biocompartmentalized topics, bringing forth new points of view on global issues and addressing the increasing diversity and complexity of the ecotoxicological field. It also contains novel information on emerging contaminants, presents bioaccumulation effects on different levels of ecological organization and risk analyses, and discusses novel fields of methodological applications, including key aspects in ecotoxicological and environmental monitoring studies.
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Statistics and experimental design for toxicologists

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Sep 132018
 

Statistics and Experimental Design for Toxicologists has been designed as both a sourcebook for the practicing toxicologist and a textbook for the student toxicologist. Its function is to provide both with tools for the rigorous and critical analysis of experimental data. Assuming only basic mathematical skills, the volume provides a complete and exhaustive introduction to the statistical methods available to and used in the discipline. For each technique presented, a practical example is provided and a collection of problems is also included, together with appendices containing the necessary tables of test values.
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The Essentials Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology, 33 edition

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Aug 212018
 

K. S narayan reddy, has been professor of forensic medicine since 1965. He was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy in medicine, by the international university of contemporary studies, washington d.c u.s.a. The aim is to provide reasonable coverage of the subject as a whole. The opinions expressed in the book are entirely mine. It is intended primarily to meet the needs of the undergraduate medical students, already overburdened with a heavy curriculum, to have a clear grasp of the subject and for examination purpose. Table of contents section i: forensic medicine 1. Introduction 2. Legal procedure 3. Medical law and ethics 4. Identification 5. Medicolegal autopsy 6. Death and its cause 7. Postmortem changes 8. Mechanical injuries 9. Regional injuries 10. Medicolegal aspects of wounds 11. Thermal deaths 12. Starvation 13. Mechanical asphyxia 14. Anaesthetic and operative deaths 15. Impotence and sterility 16. Virginity, pregnancy and delivery 17. Abortion 18. Sexual offences 19. Infant deaths 20. Blood stains 21. Artefacts 22. Forensic science laboratory 23. Forensic psychiatry section ii: toxicology 24. General considerations 25. Agricultural poisons 26. Corrosive poisons 27. Metallic poisons 28. Inorganic irritant poisons 29. Organic irritant poisons 30. Cns depressants 31. Psychotropic drugs 32. Deliriant poisons 33. Drug dependence and abuse 34. Spinal poisons 35. Cardiac poisons 36. Asphyxiants 37. Miscellaneous poisons 38. Food poisoning appendices index
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Chemical Warfare Agents: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, Second Edition

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Aug 082018
 

The first edition of this book, Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicity at Low Levels, was published just prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Reflecting a greater sense of urgency within the field of chemical defense since this event, research related to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) continues to expand at a remarkable pace.
Chemical Warfare Agents: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, Second Edition explores the latest methods and products for preventing, diagnosing, and treating the acute and chronic effects of toxic CWA exposure. This edition citesthe key developments in chemical defense research since 2001, including new epidemiological or clinical studies of exposed or potentially exposed populations; new treatment concepts and products; improved organization of the national response apparatus in the U.S. addressing the potential for CWA terrorism; and improved diagnostic tests that enable rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Leading researchers explain how these breakthroughs help researchers determine physiologically relevant detection thresholds and develop more effective countermeasures and national response procedures. Chemical Warfare Agents provides first responders and emergency medical teams with the most up-to-date information they need to prepare for and handle natural disasters, chemical spills, terrorism, and warfare situations―quickly and effectively.

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Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Comtemporary Toxicology

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Jul 272018
 

Traditional toxicology textbooks tend to be doorstops: tomes filled with important but seemingly abstract chemistry and biology. Meanwhile, magazine and journal articles introduce students to timely topics such as EPA and endocrine disruption or the carcinogenic effects of pesticides, but don’t provide the fundamentals needed to understand the science of toxicity. Written by a professor of toxicology, Modern Poisons bridges this gap.
This accessible book explains basic principles in plain language while illuminating the most important issues in contemporary toxicology. Kolok begins by exploring age-old precepts of the field such as the dose-response relationship and the concept, first introduced by Ambroise Pare in the sixteenth century, that a chemical’s particular action depends on its inherent chemical nature. The author goes on to show exactly how chemicals enter the body and elicit their toxic effect, as well as the body’s methods of defence.

With the fundamentals established, Kolok digs into advances in toxicology, tracing the field’s development from World War II to the present clay. The book examines both technical discoveries and their impacts on public policy. Highlights include studies of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in toiletries and prescriptions, the emerging science on prions, and our growing understanding of epigenetics.

Readers learn not only how toxic exposure affects people and wildlife, but about the long-term social and environmental consequences of our chemicals. Whether studying toxicology itself, public health, or environmental science, readers will develop a core understanding of, and curiosity about, this fast-changing field.

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Principles Of Clinical Toxicology (3rd Edition)

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Jul 262018
 

In this third edition, the editors have accounted for the numerous changes in protocols for managing poison ingestions and have again provided an indispensable resource for all students of pharmacy and the health sciences on the basic principles of clinical toxicology. The book’s unique focus on the fundamentals helps the reader understand why events occur and why a particular treatment is selected. Each chapter presents pertinent information on classes of toxic agents, their common sources and usual methods of intoxication, incidence and frequency of poisoning, mechanisms of action, clinical signs and symptoms of poisoning and management guidance. The text includes illustrative case studies, carefully selected to reinforce the information covered. Each chapter concludes with review questions to further enhance comprehension.
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Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials

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Jun 222018
 

Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials focuses on causes and prevention of environmental toxicity induced by various nanomaterials. In sixteen chapters it describes the basic principles, trends, challenges, and future directions of nanoecotoxicity.

The future acceptance of nanomaterials in various industries depends on the impacts of nanomaterials on the environment and ecosystem. This book analyzes the safe utilization of nanotechnology so the tremendous prospect of nanotechnology can be achieved without harming either living beings or the environment.

Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials introduces nanoecotoxicity, describes various factors affecting the toxicity of nanomaterials, discusses various factors that can impart nanoecotoxicity, reviews various studies in the area of nanoecotoxicity evaluation, and describes the safety and risk assessment of nanomaterials. In addition, the book discusses strategies for mitigating nanoecotoxicity. Lastly, the authors provide guidelines and protocols for nanotoxicity evaluation and discuss regulations for safety assessment of nanomaterials. In addition to environmental toxicologists, this book is aimed at policy makers, industry personnel, and doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

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Nanotoxicology: Toxicity Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Management

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Jun 222018
 

As the application of nanotechnology in the myriad disciplines of science and engineering–from agriculture, pharmaceuticals, material science, and biotechnology to sensors, electronics, and mechanical and electrical engineering–brings benefits it also can produce serious threats to human health and the environment that must be evaluated.
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