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The Resource Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, by Alan S. Kolok, (electronic book)

Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, by Alan S. Kolok, (electronic book)

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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
by Alan S. Kolok
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains basic principles in plain language while illuminating the most important issues in contemporary toxicology. The author 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 chemical's 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 body's methods of defense. With the fundamentals established, the author digs into advances in toxicology, tracing the field's 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 of--and curiosity about--this fast-changing field
Cataloging source
AZU
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Kolok, Alan S
Dewey number
615.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA1211
  • GE1-350
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toxicology
  • Poisons
  • Earth sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Biochemistry
Label
Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, by Alan S. Kolok, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1. Dose Makes the Poison -- 2. Nature of a Chemical -- 3. The Human Animal -- 4. Chemical Journeys: Absorption -- 5. Bodily Defense -- 6. Wider Journeys: Pollution -- 7. Travelling Particles -- 8. Toxins, Poisons, and Venoms -- 9. Metals: Gift and Curse -- 10. Combustion -- 11. Drugs and the Toxicology of Addiction -- 12. 70,000 Years of Pesticides -- 13. Origins of Regulation -- 14. Legislating for Health -- 15. POPS and Silent Spring -- 16. Toxic Toiletries -- 17. Determining Sex: Chemicals and Reproduction -- 18. The Earliest Exposure: Transgenerational Toxicology -- 19. Natural Toxins Revisited -- 20. Chemical Resistance -- Afterword: Toxicology and Beyond -- References
Control code
SPR953142318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610916097
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-609-7
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Modern poisons : a brief introduction to contemporary toxicology, by Alan S. Kolok, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1. Dose Makes the Poison -- 2. Nature of a Chemical -- 3. The Human Animal -- 4. Chemical Journeys: Absorption -- 5. Bodily Defense -- 6. Wider Journeys: Pollution -- 7. Travelling Particles -- 8. Toxins, Poisons, and Venoms -- 9. Metals: Gift and Curse -- 10. Combustion -- 11. Drugs and the Toxicology of Addiction -- 12. 70,000 Years of Pesticides -- 13. Origins of Regulation -- 14. Legislating for Health -- 15. POPS and Silent Spring -- 16. Toxic Toiletries -- 17. Determining Sex: Chemicals and Reproduction -- 18. The Earliest Exposure: Transgenerational Toxicology -- 19. Natural Toxins Revisited -- 20. Chemical Resistance -- Afterword: Toxicology and Beyond -- References
Control code
SPR953142318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610916097
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-609-7
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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