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The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks : Volume 2 Toxins in Food

Author: Robert L Isaacson; Karl F Jensen
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1992.
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Contributors to this second volume discuss metal and toxicant toxicity, their environmental sources and methods of action, and their regulation by courts and agencies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Isaacson; Karl F Jensen
ISBN: 9781461533306 1461533309
OCLC Number: 851824091
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 332 pages)
Contents: I. Metals --
1 Methylmercury Neurotoxicity and Its Uptake Across the Blood --
Brain Barrier --
2 The Neurotoxicity of Methylmercury in the Developing Nervous System --
3 Intestinal Absorption of Aluminum: Relation to Neurotoxicity --
4 Aluminum Ingestion: A Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease? --
5 The Concept of Direct and Indirect Neurotoxicity and the Concept of Toxic Metal/Essential Element Interactions as a Common Biomechanism Underlying Metal Toxicity --
6 Neurotoxic Metals and Neuronal Signalling Processes --
7 Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure --
8 Lead Poisoning, Toxocariasis, and Pica: Links to Neurobehavioral Disorders --
9 Nocardia: An Environmental Bacterium Possibly Associated with Neurodegenerative Diseases in Humans --
II. Toxicants --
10 Neurotoxicity of Polychlorinated Biphenyls: The Role of Ortho-Substituted Congeners in Altering Neurochemical Function --
11 Central Nervous System Plasticity and Pathology Induced by Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides --
12 Silver Impregnation of Organophosphorus-Induced Delayed Neuropathy in the Central Nervous System --
13 Neuroreceptor and Behavioral Effects of DDT and Pyrethroids in Immature and Adult Mammals --
III. Selected Mechanisms of Action --
14 Formation of Excess Reactive Oxygen Species within the Brain --
15 Acute and Chronic Neurodegenerative Disorders Produced by Dietary Excitotoxins --
16 Behavioral and Neuropathological Consequences of Chronic Exposure to Low Doses of the Dopaminergic Neurotoxin MPTP --
IV. Legal Issues --
17 Courts, Agencies, and Social Risk Assessment --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: edited by Robert L. Isaacson, Karl F. Jensen.
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