Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection

Paperback | April 15, 2012

EditorDavid Baker, Lakshman Karalliedde, Virginia Murray

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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 structuredapproach 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 healthpractitioners; environmental scientists; and staff of the emergency services, the water and waste industries, and other industrial and regulatory bodies.

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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 structuredapproach to dealing with toxicological problems w...

David Baker is Emeritus Consultant Anaesthesiologist at SAMU de Paris Hopital Necker - Enfants Malades in Paris, France. Lakshman Karalliedde is Visiting Senior Lecturer Department of Public Health Sciences School of Medicine at King's College London, United Kingdom. Virginia Murray is Visiting Professor in Health Protection at the D...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199652549

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Section 1: Fundamentals of ToxicologyLakshman Karalliedde, David Baker, Virginia Murray, Norman Parkinson: 1.1 Introduction to toxicologyDavid Baker: 1.2 Target organsKevin Chipman: 1.3 Experimental methods for investigating and interpretation of results in the toxicity of chemicalsOvnair Sepai: 1.4 Introduction to human biomonitoring in public healthSection 2: Applications of Toxicology Robie Kamanyire, Nicholas Brooke: 2.1 Sources of toxicological informationSimon FJ Clarke, Nicholas Castle: 2.2 Medical management following toxicological exposureDavid Baker, Ishani Kar-Pukayastha: 2.3 Factors associated to individual susceptibility to toxic agentsVirginia Murray, Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Norman Parkinson: 2.4 Occupational toxicologySection 3: Environmental ToxicologyRobert L Maynard: 3.1 Air pollution and health in the UKSohel Saikat: 3.2 Contaminated land assessmentGary Lau: 3.3 Chemical pollution in waterDiane Benford: 3.4 Food additives and contaminantsSection 4: A Review of Some Toxic AgentsLakshman Karalliedde, Catherine Keshishian: 4.1 Carbon monoxide poisoningNicholas Brooke, Lakshman Karalliedde: 4.2 Toxicity of some heavy metals and trace elementsLakshman Karalliedde, Timothy C Marrs: 4.3 The toxicology of pesticidesLakshman Karalliedde: 4.4 Toxicological problems in developing nations4. David Baker: 4.5 Deliberate release of chemical agents: chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicalsJames Wakefield, Robert Maynard: 4.6 Products of combustion and irritant gasesVicky Stone: 4.7 NanotoxicologyAppendicesDavid Baker, Lakshman Karalliedde, Virginia Murray, Robert Maynard, Norman Parkinson: Basic medical concepts