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Toxicology (non-medical)

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Metal Toxicology Handbook

Metal Toxicology Handbook

Heavy metals and metalloids, singly or in combination, induce their toxic manifestations either through acute or chronic pathology. In particular, long-term chronic exposure to diverse heavy metals and metalloids to humans and animals can lead to numerous physical, muscular, neurological, nephrological and diverse degenerative diseases and dysfunctions including multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cardiovascular disorders and several others. Recognized heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, thallium and hexavalent chromium are known for enormous toxicity. The immediate vital signs of acute heavy metal exposure include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and acute abdominal pain. Mercury has been identified as the most toxic heavy metal and mercury poisoning is known as acrodynia or pink disease. Similarly, lead, another toxic heavy metal, used to be an integral part of painting. The Metal Toxicology Handbook further explains and discusses the varying attributes of metals, discussing toxicity, safety and proper human utilization of metals. Beginning with a broad overview of metals, metalloids, redox biology and neurodegeneration and going further into the roles, benefits, and toxicity of metals with each section, this text contains 28 chapters from eminent researchers and scientists in their field and is a must have anyone researching the potential toxicity in metals. Key Features: Discusses pathology of metal toxicity Highlights the benefits of metals Explains the mechanism and salient features of restoring metabolic homeostasis Highlights dose-dependent beneficial and adverse effects of vanadium safety and toxicity The initial Introduction section provides a broad overview on metals, metalloids, redox biology & neurodegeneration. The second section discusses the pathology of metal toxicity in two chapters, while the third section highlights the mechanism and salient features of restoring metabolic homeostasis in two dedicated chapters. The fourth section demonstrates the aspect on radionuclides toxicity. In a change of pace, the fifth section discusses the benefits of metals in four individual chapters. The sixth section entitled Toxic Manifestations by Diverse Heavy Metals and Metalloids provides fourteen chapters that discuss the toxicological mechanism and manifestation of individual metals. The Editors crafted a Commentary entitled A Treatise on Metal Toxicity and summarizes a vivid scenario of metal toxicity and its consequences.

Human Toxicology of Pesticides

Human Toxicology of Pesticides

Author: Fina P. Kaloyanova, M. A. El Batawi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2020

First Published in 1991, this book conducts a systematic analysis of existing information regarding the toxicological effects of pesticides on humans. The book identifies the negative health effects related to exposure to pesticides and the biological changes required to undertake biological monitoring. The book also discusses the importance and magnitude of the problem for different kinds of pesticide applications in different parts of the world, explains the toxicodynamics and clinical picture of acute and chronic intoxications resulting from exposure to different groups of pesticides and selected individual substances, and evaluates existing methods and limitations for assessing human exposure to pesticides. Pesticide manufacturers, occupational health professionals, epidemiologists, environmentalists, government agencies and others concerned with the effects of pesticides on human populations should consider this book essential reading.

Cocaine, Marijuana, Designer Drugs

Cocaine, Marijuana, Designer Drugs

Author: Gene Barnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Published in 1989: A comprehensive review of the chemical, clinical, pharmaco-logical, medical and social aspects of the chemicals that are widely abused is presented in this highly informative publication. The contributing authors represent expertise in clinical medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, pharmacology, social work and psychiatry. The scientific discussion, phar-macokinetic, pharmacological, and analytical, is well tied to the behavioral aspects of substances of abuse, making this a unique publication.

The Chemical Components of Tobacco and Tobacco Smoke

The Chemical Components of Tobacco and Tobacco Smoke

Author: Alan Rodgman, Thomas A. Perfetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Authored by two longtime researchers in tobacco science, The Chemical Components of Tobacco and Tobacco Smoke, Second Edition chronicles the progress made from late 2008 through 2011 by scientists in the field of tobacco science. The book examines the isolation and characterization of each component. It explores developments in pertinent analytical technology and results of experimental studies on biological activity, toxicity, and tumorigenicity, including the inhibition of adverse biological activity of one specific tobacco smoke component by another tobacco smoke component. Adding to the progress reported in the First Edition, the comprehensive Second Edition provides nearly 7,000 references on almost 9,600 components. The authors discuss the controversies over the extrapolation of the biological effect of a specific component administered individually by one route versus its biological effect when the component is in a highly complex mixture and is administered by a different route. They also cite studies in which cigarette design technologies were developed to control the per-cigarette mainstream smoke yield of Federal Trade Commission-defined tar and one or more specific tobacco smoke components of concern. New in the Second Edition: Approximately 1,000 newly reported components have been inserted and several dozen duplicates have been deleted from various tables and from the Alphabetical Index Improved and sharper chemical structures Insertion of new pertinent references for the components in each of the major chapter tables devoted to a particular functional component Updated Index organized by the CAS Registry Number listing of the components Updated discussions in the Introduction and at the beginning of each chapter A searchable companion CD-ROM containing the 350-page alphabetical Component Index Authors Alan Rodgman and Thomas A. Perfetti were jointly awarded the 2010 CORESTA (Cooperative Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco) Prize for their extensive work on documenting the vast literature on the chemical composition of tobacco and tobacco smoke in their original edition.

Advances in Combustion Toxicology,Volume I

Advances in Combustion Toxicology,Volume I

Author: Gordon E. Hartzell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

This book addresses the three basic areas of combustion toxicology: combustion of materials, assessment of the toxicity of smoke, and understanding of hazards to humans. It is based on the papers published in the Journal of Fire Sciences during 1983-1987.

Metal Ecotoxicology Concepts and Applications

Metal Ecotoxicology Concepts and Applications

Author: Michael C. Newman, Alan W. McIntosh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

This book provides an in-depth discussion of various aspects of metal ecotoxicology. State-of-the-art information and techniques in areas ranging from metal behavior in surface waters to bioaccumulation kinetics and toxicokinetics to community effects are presented in a hierarchical arrangement. Specific topics discussed include metals in abiotic components of ecosystems, autecology (effects of metals relative to the individual or a single species), and metals in marine and freshwater systems in the context of synecology (species associated and interacting as a unit). This is an important book that will be useful to researchers, risk assessment consultants, regulatory personnel, and teachers and students.

Chromium

Chromium

Author: Desmond Burrows Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Published in 1983: Chromium is important in medicine because of its widespread use (about 400,000 tons are processed in the U.S. each year), toxicity, carcinogenic effect, and its high sensitization index in low concentration.

Textbook of Toxicology

Textbook of Toxicology

Author: Balram Pani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2020

Toxicology is a discipline that requires knowledge in many areas, such as analytical chemistry (organic and inorganic), biochemistry, pathology and physiology. This book is designed to provide a wide ranging, overview of the various toxicants and their effects on living organisms, particularly human begins. The book also examines the principles related to toxicology, chemical toxicology, environmental toxicology and related sciences. The book provides an up-to-date insight into the harmful interactions between chemicals (xenobiotics) and biological synthesis. It examines acute toxicology risk assessment, toxicity testing and many other areas directly or indirectly related to toxicology.

Risk Assessment with Time to Event Models

Risk Assessment with Time to Event Models

Author: Mark Crane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

How can environmental regulators use information on 48-hour toxicity tests to predict the effects of a few minutes of pollution? Or, at the other extreme, what is the relevance of 96-hour toxicity data for organisms that may have been exposed to a pollutant for six months or more? Time to event methods are the key to answering these types of questions. Risk Assessment with Time to Event Models is the first comprehensive treatment of these methods in the context of ecological risk assessment. Leading experts from industry, academia, and government regulatory agencies explain how these methods can be used to extract more useful information from laboratory data than is present in simple summary statistics like 48-h LC50. The book offers a clear introduction to the field through several approaches, from the introductory to the more mathematical. Risk Assessment with Time to Event Models demonstrates the relevance of time in the analysis and reporting of toxicity data through the use of practical examples from the field of environmental toxicology. It also incorporates helpful analogies from other disciplines that commonly use time to event modeling.

Eco-Engineered Bioreactors

Eco-Engineered Bioreactors

Author: James Higgins, Al Mattes, William Stiebel, Brent Wootton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of a highly innovative method of natural wastewater treatment using advanced in-groundbioreactors called Eco-Engineered Bioreactors (EEBs), and traces their evolution from the earliest aerated gravel bed versions once known as Engineered Wetlands (EWs) and now known as BREW Bioreactors (BBRs) all the way to today's wide slate of aerobic and anaerobic varieties. Treatment using EEBs involves passing wastewaters through excavated basins in which they contact fixed films of microbial consortia on permeable substrate media. Written from the perspective of ecological engineers designing EEBs, this guide covers updated information on the state-of-the-art for EEBs, covering their morphologies, testing methods, designs, operations, and microbiology.

Target Organ Toxicity

Target Organ Toxicity

Author: Gerald M. Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

First published in 1986: This two-volume set provides essential information on the general princi-ples of target organ toxicity. Pharmacokinetics, metabolic activation and key defense mechanisms, excretion, species variation, and tissue-specific biochemistry are explored comprehensively. These general principles are then illustrated using specific examples of toxicity to different target organs and systems. DNA modifi-cation and repair in tumor induction, and specificity in tumor initiation are also examined. Of primary interest to toxicologist, pharma-cologists, biochemists, and environmental toxicologists.

Target Organ Toxicity

Target Organ Toxicity

Author: Gerald M. Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

First published in 1986: The purpose of these volumes is to provide a valuable reference for established investigators and postgraduate students in toxicology.