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Essentials of Environmental Toxicology: Environmentally Hazardous Substances and Human Health

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By: William W Hughes

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #58923 | ISBN: 1560324708
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #58921 | ISBN: 1560324694
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This introductory text addresses the principles and mechanisms of toxicology as applied to environmentally-encountered toxic agents. Each chapter concludes with review questions that may be used for student self-testing and topics covered include dose response, hazards and risk assessment, determination of toxicity, pesticides, metals, plastics, organic solvents, environmental carcinogens, teratogens and mutagens.


Introduction to environmental toxicology; toxicological concepts; dose- response relationships; absorption of toxicants; distrobution and storage of toxicants; biotransformation and elimination of toxicants; target organ toxicityl teratogenesis, mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; environmental toxicants; risk assessment.

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