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Essentials of toxicology for health protection : a handbook for field professionals

Author: David J Baker, (Consultant medical toxicologist)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Essentials of toxicology for health protection.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)793341669
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Baker, (Consultant medical toxicologist)
ISBN: 9780191646218 0191646210
OCLC Number: 801405899
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Contributors; Section 1 Fundamentals of Toxicology; 1 Introduction to toxicology; 2 Target organs; 3 Experimental methods for investigating the safety of chemicals; 4 Introduction to human biomonitoring for public health; Section 2 Applications of Toxicology; 5 Sources of toxicological information; 6 Medical management of chemical incidents; 7 Susceptibility to environmental hazards; 8 Occupational toxicology; Section 3 Environmental Toxicology; 9 Air pollution in the United Kingdom; 10 Public health risk assessment of contaminated land. 11 Management of incidents affecting drinking water quality12 Food additives and contaminants; Section 4 A Review of Some Toxic Agents; 13 Carbon monoxide poisoning; 14 Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements; 15 The toxicology of pesticides; 16 Toxicology associated with traditional medicines; 17 Chemical weapons: deliberate release of chemical agents; 18 Combustion toxicology; 19 Nanotoxicology: current activities and considerations; Appendix: Basic medical concepts; Glossary and abbreviations; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G. HI; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Responsibility: edited by David Baker [and others].

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