Hair in Toxicology

Hair in Toxicology : An Important Bio-Monitor

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Hair in Toxicology: An Important Biomonitor is the first book of its kind devoted exclusively to in-depth analysis of the hair shaft as an important tool for a diverse range of scientific investigations. This authoritative book combines contributions from experts in academic, governmental and industrial environments, to provide a unique, comprehensive look at: - Why hair can serve as an invaluable bio-resource in toxicology, with up-to-date reviews on hair growth, hair fibre formation and hair pigmentation - Information (including regulatory details) on the exposure of hair (and by extension the body) to drug and non-drug chemicals and pollutants - Toxicological issues relevant to the use of hair products (including colourants, shampoos and depilatories) - The ability of hair to capture information on personal identity, chemical exposure, and environmental interactions - How hair can provide an understanding of human life from archaeological and historical perspectives - Future direction in the use of hair in toxicology Hair in Toxicology: An Important Biomonitor is ideal as a reference and guide to investigations in the biomedical, biochemical and pharmaceutical sciences at the graduate and post graduate more

Product details

  • Hardback | 378 pages
  • 162 x 232 x 26mm | 721.22g
  • Royal Society Of Chemistry
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0854045872
  • 9780854045877

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It is an easy reading and comprehensive over-view of the subject and well worth reading, especially for those new to the field or studying for the Board exams. Hair Transplant Forum International, January/February 2006 (Nilofer P Farjo) Overall, the book is an excellent addition to the library of scientists interested in various areas of hair analysis. Journal of Forensic Sciences, July 2006, Vol.51, No.4 (Dr Christine Moore) Highly informative and excellent overview of the various scientific fields where analysis of the hair shaft yields unique information. Chemistry & Industry, 5 June 2006 (Sudax Murdan) Very well structured and balanced, complete and really a hair encyclopedia. Skin Research and Technology, 2005, 11:289 (K Ogoshi) Any budding tricho-toxicologist would be well advised to delve deeply into the pages of this book. Toxicological Reviews, 2006:25 (1): 71 (T M T Sheehan)show more

Table of contents

Part 1: Biology of Hair; Chapter 1: The Biogenesis and Growth of Human Hair; Chapter 2: The Human Hair Fiber; Chapter 3: Pigmentation of Human Hair; Part 2: Application of Hair Biology to Environmental Assessments; Chapter 4: Hair in Forensic Toxicology with a Special Focus on Drug-facilitated Crimes; Chapter 5: Hair and Human Identification; Chapter 6: Hair and Metal Toxicity; Chapter 7: Hair and Exposure to Environmental Pollutants; Chapter 8: Hair and Nutrient/Diet Assessment; Part 3: Chemistry and Toxicology of Personal Hair Care Products; Chapter 9: Hair Colorant Chemistry; Chapter 10: Hair Dyes and Skin Allergy; Chapter 11: Hair Colorant Use Associated Pathology - Cancer?; Chapter 12: The Chemistry of Hair Care Products: Potential Toxicological Issues for Shampoos, Hair Conditioners, Fixatives, Permanent Waves, Relaxers and Depilatories; Chapter 13: Hair Care Products - Regulatory Issues; Part 4: Hair in Archaeology; Chapter 14: Hair as a Bioresource in Archaeological Study; Chapter 15: A Perspective on Future Directionsshow more