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Chemistry, Health and Environment

By: Olov Sterner
400 pages, col figs
Chemistry, Health and Environment
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  • Chemistry, Health and Environment ISBN: 9783527325825 Edition: 2 Hardback Apr 2010 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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This title bridges the subjects of toxicology and environmental chemistry and adopts a unique approach that follows chemicals on a molecular level, from the environment through the different uptake mechanisms into the body. Along the way, it explains the different routes of degradation and metabolism of the different classes of chemicals, linking general chemical properties to their toxicological equivalents.

All the chapters have been thoroughly updated and the contents significantly expanded, including new chapters on modern pesticides, food chemicals and solvents, as well as a chapter discussing the difficulties of accurate measurements of carcinogenesis in man.


Chemicals and society
The chemicals of life and nature
Chemical properties
Uptake, distribution and elimination of chemicals
Metabolism of exogenous compounds in mammals
Conversions and transformations in the environment
Toxic effects of chemicals
The molecular basis for genotoxicity and carcinogenicity
Hazardous chemicals
Environmental effects of chemicals

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Prof. Olov Sterner is Head of the Division of Organic Chemistry as well as of the Department of Chemistry (400 employees) at Lund University in Sweden. Originally an organic chemist he became interested in bioactive natural products and he has conducted research aiming at the isolation, characterisation, synthesis, and QSAR studies of secondary metabolites from plants and fungi. Prof. Sterner has published more than 330 research papers, 120 conference abstracts and 20 conference papers.
By: Olov Sterner
400 pages, col figs
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