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The Resource Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, Alan S. Kolok

Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, Alan S. Kolok

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Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology
Title
Modern poisons
Title remainder
a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology
Statement of responsibility
Alan S. Kolok
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This accessible book explains basic principles in plain language while illuminating the most important issues in contemporary toxicology. Kolok begins by exploring age-old precepts of the field such as the dose-response relationship and the concept, first introduced by Ambroise Paré in the sixteenth century, that a chemicals particular action depends on its inherent chemical nature. The author goes on to show exactly how chemicals enter the body and elicit their toxic effect, as well as the bodys methods of defense. With the fundamentals established, Kolok digs into advances in toxicology, tracing the fields development from World War II to the present day. The book examines both technical discoveries and their impacts on public policy. Highlights include studies of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in toiletries and prescriptions, the emerging science on prions, and our growing understanding of epigenetics. Readers learn not only how toxic exposure affects people and wildlife, but about the long-term social and environmental consequences of our chemicals. Whether studying toxicology itself, public health, or environmental science, readers will develop a core understanding ofand curiosity aboutthis fast-changing field."--
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kolok, Alan S
Dewey number
572
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1211
LC item number
.K76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-402
  • QV 600
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toxicology
  • Toxins
  • Poisons
  • Poisons
  • Toxicology
  • Toxins
Label
Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, Alan S. Kolok
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dose makes the poison -- Nature of a chemical -- The human animal -- Chemical journeys: absorption -- Bodily defense -- Wider journeys: pollution -- Traveling particles -- Toxins, poisons, and venoms -- Metals: gift and curse -- Combustion -- Drugs and the toxicology of addiction -- 70,000 years of pesticides -- Origins of regulation -- Low-dose chemical carcinogenesis -- POPs and Silent Spring -- Toxic toiletries -- Determining sex: chemicals and reproduction -- The earliest exposure: transgenerational toxicology -- Natural toxins revisited -- Chemical resistance -- Afterword: toxicology and beyond
Control code
2016933395
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781610913829
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016933395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, Alan S. Kolok
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dose makes the poison -- Nature of a chemical -- The human animal -- Chemical journeys: absorption -- Bodily defense -- Wider journeys: pollution -- Traveling particles -- Toxins, poisons, and venoms -- Metals: gift and curse -- Combustion -- Drugs and the toxicology of addiction -- 70,000 years of pesticides -- Origins of regulation -- Low-dose chemical carcinogenesis -- POPs and Silent Spring -- Toxic toiletries -- Determining sex: chemicals and reproduction -- The earliest exposure: transgenerational toxicology -- Natural toxins revisited -- Chemical resistance -- Afterword: toxicology and beyond
Control code
2016933395
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781610913829
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016933395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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