Occupational Toxicology

Occupational Toxicology

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Important fields interfacing with occupational toxicology - hygiene, epidemiology and occupational medicine - are covered to assist the reader in understanding the necessity of across-discipline considerations in dealing with workplace exposures. The book also informs the reader as to the types of toxicity seen in the workplace environment and the organs likely to be affected. The lung and the skin are given individual attention as these are important sites of injury/disease caused by exposure to chemicals. As the cancer-related effects of chemicals continue to be of concern, genotoxicity and cancer are also singled out for particular attention. The sometimes confused variety of tests for genotoxicity are comprehensively covered.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 453.59g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, 40 b&w photos
  • 0748409173
  • 9780748409174

Table of contents

Part 1 Understanding occupational toxicology: introduction to occupational toxicology - N.H. Stacey; basics of toxicology - N.H. Stacey; Part 2 Targets of chemicals: systemic toxicology - N.H. Stacey et al; occupational skin disease - E.A. Emmett; genetic toxicology - A. Mitchell; carcinogenesis and its prevention - H. Vainio; Part 3 Toxicity by group of chemicals: toxicity of metals - C. Winder; toxicity of pesticides - A. Moretto and M. Lotti; toxicity of particulate matter - A.J. Rogers; Part 4 Fields interfacing with toxicology: occupational hygiene - C. Gray; occupational epidemiology - M.S. Frommer and S.J. Corbett; Part 5 Uses of toxicological data: managing workplace chemical safety - C. Winder and C. Vickers; working examples in occupational toxicology - N.H. Stacey and C. Winder; chemicals, workplaces and the law - C. Winder and J. Barter.show more