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This Compendium provides a vast amount of information about potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies, consultants, academics, and libraries.
This book takes the standard methods as the starting point, and then describes a wide range of relatively new approaches and procedures designed to deal with more complicated data and experiments - including much recent research in the area. Throughout mention is given to the computing requirements - facilities available in large computing packages like BMDP, SAS and SPSS are also described.
This database consists of eight volumes containing 50 fields detailing information on 2,270 potentially toxic chemicals. Each compound is listed in every volume even when there is no information available for for it in some volumes. Throughout the volumes, the primary chemical name and the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (Cas. No.) remain constant and all 2,270 chemicals are listed alphabetically. The database can be sold as a set or individually. Each volume consists of one 3-1/2 and two 5-1/4 diskettes, and a 64 page manual that describes how to use the software. Diskettes will run on IBM or IBM-compatible equipment with DOS 2.0 and higher, 640k internal memory (RAM), and a hard drive with at least 2-17MB of available disk space. Volume 1 - Chemical names and synonyms. Consists of data entries from three fields: the primary name, CAS number, and synonyms. Volume 2 - Chemical and physical properties. Provides related chemical and physical; data commonly used to support a wide variety of needs ranging from chemical research to regulatory activities involving material safety data sheet (MSDS) preparation and shipping. Volume 3 - Standards and regulations: provides worker exposure hazard ratings and safety standards, regulations, and recommendations used to support safe handling of chemicals. Volume 4 - Medical hazards and symptoms of exposure. Designed to alert users about the type of hazards specific chemicals cause. This volume also contains a glossary that translates specialized medical terms into layman's language . Volume 5 - Medical first aid. Includes emergency response first aid information generated from an expert system named first response. Volume 6 - Personal protective equipment. Consists of information from three data fields: minimum protective clothing, recommended glove materials, and recommended respirators. Volume 7 - Hazardous properties and uses. Includes fire hazards, lower explosive limits (LEL) and upper explosive limits (UEL), reactivity, stability, and uses and comments. Volume 8 - Shipping classifications and regulations. Includes proper IATA shipping name, UN identification number, hazard class, subsidiary risk, packing group, labels required, special provisions, maximum quantity permitted on passenger or cargo airplanes, and packing instruction codes required for passenger or cargo aircraft.
Fundamental Toxicology and Risk Assessment is a computer-based training (CBT) program developed through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). It is geared toward individuals with little or no background in toxicology and risk assessment and has been used successfully as a course supplement at several universities, including the University of California at Riverside and Bowling Green State University. Computer-based training is a superior method for basic training in toxicology and risk assessment because it is individualized, self-paced, easy to update, and cost effective. It also produces immediate results and is easily accessible for refresher training. It eliminates the expense and difficulty of obtaining instructors and scheduling class time. Fundamental Toxicology and Risk Assessment utilizes colorful, animated graphics to make learning easy and fun. Fundamental Toxicology and Risk Assessment is an excellent instructional tool for remedial program managers, emergency responders, on-scene coordinators, risk communicators, community relations specialists, permit writers, and others who need to understand the fundamentals of toxicology and risk assessment. Hardware Requirements This CBT program has been specifically designed to operate on an IBM or IBM-compatible computer with at least an 80286 microprocessor (AT-type machine). Although it will operate on the slower 8088 microprocessor (XT-type) microprocessor, the execution of its animated graphic sequences will not be optimal at that speed. An EGA or VGA graphics card and monitor are required to operate the program, as well as a hard disk with at least 4.5 megabytes of free space.
Continuing disquiet over the use of animal by-products in livestock nutrition has provided renewed impetus for the greater exploitation of conventional and novel crop plants both as food and as industrial raw materials. However, a major factor restricting the utilisation of such crops in animal nutrition is the presence of a diverse array of toxic substances capable of inducing effects ranging from loss of hair and wool to severe neurological disorders and even death. Significant advances have been made to establish the nature of these compounds and to assess their effects in animals and man. As in other branches of biomedical research, these developments have been achieved through the multidisciplinary efforts of chemists, biochemists, toxicologists, nutritionists and molecular geneticists. This volume reviews current knowledge of toxic substances in crop plants with particular reference to their anti-nutritional effects in animals and man and the potential for detoxification. The distribution and ecological significance of these compounds is also addressed.
Organized primarily around the mechanisms of action of the toxins at the biochemical, physiological and pathological level, rather than by source, the handbook covers most toxins which have been clearly identified and characterized, but emphasizes toxins that are more important by virtue of the sign
The purpose of this important monograph is to provide the reader with a better understanding of the toxicity, channels of absorption, and metabolism of explosives by the body. This one-of-a-kind work also incorporates the symptoms and clinical manifestations of poisoning by these compounds. It discusses how the disposal of explosives and their degradation products from munition manufacturing plants affect our environment. This resource gives special attention to the methods of analysis of explosives and their metabolites in body fluids. It also features explosives and their degradation products in water and soil. This significant book provides an excellent review and reference for toxicologists, physicians, and environmental chemists interested in this field.
This book addresses issues in the contamination of food from nvironmental sources, considering the persistence of some toxic substances in the human food chain and the toxicological and health significance of observed contaminant levels. It provides critical and timely reviews on detection sources, distribution, speciation and the bioavailability of environmental contaminants and their metabolites in various food products.
This up-to-date reference includes the most recent available data and detailed case studies concerning the potential health risks of aflatoxin in the human population. It covers everything from acute toxic effects of aflatoxin in men to original observations concerning occupational health hazards due to aflatoxin exposure via the respiratory tract. This work places special emphasis on the potential etiological role of aflatoxin in Reye's syndrome. The presence of aflatoxins in the biological material indicates that the possible carcinogenic hazard due to aflatoxin ingestion is not limited to certain areas but exists all over the world. This informative book is a must for all researchers involved in environmental pathology, food science, mycology, toxicology, and industrial safety.
This volume in the WHO Food Additives Series contains monographs prepared by the 31st Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, which met in Geneva in 1987. The monographs examine four groups of substances: enzyme preparations; smoke flavorings; food colors (beet red, canthaxanthin, carbon black, citranaxanthin); and glutamic acid and its salts. Four appendices give further information, including acceptable daily intakes. As with earlier volumes in the series, this book is an essential reference for chemists and biochemists engaged in food processing. It is the authoritative source of information on the toxicological effects of food additives and will be required by corporations and institutions responsible for food processing.