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The poison paradox : chemicals as friends and foes

Author: John A Timbrell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using reported disasters and everyday examples, this book examines both natural and man-made chemicals that we are exposed to. Illuminating the world of toxicology, it explains how they are toxic and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Timbrell, John A.
Poison paradox.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005299716
(OCoLC)57575292
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Timbrell
ISBN: 1423774590 9781423774594 0192804952 9780192804952 9786610752669 6610752664
OCLC Number: 69679514
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 348 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Old art, new science: Introduction to toxicology; 2. What chemicals do to us and what our bodies do to them: The principles of toxicology; 3. Keep taking the medicine, "But is it safe Doctor?": chemicals we deliberately swallow; 4. Blood, sweat, and tears: Pesticides, poisons man has designed; 5. First the cats died: Environmental contaminants; 6. Natural born killers: Chemicals nature designs to be poisonous; 7. The Mad Hatter and a bad case of acne: Industrial chemicals; 8. Under the sink and in the shed: Household poisons; 9. Rasputin's revenge: Chemicals used to kill; 10. Ginger Jake and Spanish oil: Food contaminants and additives; 11. A risky business: The assessment of risk from chemicals; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: John Timbrell.
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