Providing material for practitioners and students alike, Chemical Exposure and Toxic Responses is a clear and straightforward presentation of industrial toxicology.
Exposure to toxic chemicals is of major concern to health professionals. In recent years, the scope and importance of hazardous materials toxicology has expanded and now impacts financial institutions, government, private corporations, and many other organizations as well. Chemical Exposure and Toxic Responses presents the myriad health implications of hazardous chemicals in a single source. This book is organized so that readers can proceed from a general perspective on the problem of chemical exposure and toxic responses to an understanding of toxicology and a method of inquiry.
Written for anyone who needs practical toxicological information, the book compactly and efficiently presents the scientific basis of toxicology as it applies to the workplace. It covers the diverse chemical hazards encountered in the work environment and provides a practical understanding of these hazards for those charged with protecting the health and well being of people at work.
Chemical Exposure and Toxic Responses consists of three parts: Part I establishes the general principles of industrial toxicology; Part II addresses specific effects of toxic agents on specific physiological organs and systems; and Part III is devoted to the evaluation of hazards in the workplace.
Table of Contents
Part I: General Principles
Basic Concepts of Exposure and Response (Forney).
Metal Exposure and Toxic Responses (Hall).
Solvent Exposure and Toxic Responses (Hall).
Chemical Exposure and Cancer (Stoner).
Chemical Exposure and Hypersensitivity (Hall).
Part II: Toxic Responses
Toxic Responses of the Lung (Hall).
Toxic Responses of the Blood (Hall).
Toxic Responses of the Liver (Ruch).
Toxic Responses of the Kidney (Hampton).
Toxic Responses of the Skin (Ruch).
Toxic Responses of the Nervous System (Siglin).
Toxic Responses of the Female Reproductive System (Chakraborty/McCorquodale).
Toxic Responses of the Male Reproductive System (Chakraborty).
Toxic Responses of the Cardiovascular System (Goldblatt).
Toxic Responses of the Immune System (Gohara).
Part III: The Work Environment
Chemical Exposure and Health Risk Assessment (Hall).
Biotransformation of Occupational Carcinogens (Schutt).
Biological Monitoring of Metal Exposure (Hall).
Biological Monitoring of Solvent Exposure (Hall).
Chemical Exposure and Risk Communication (Hall/Crawford).
"...I recommend this book for any industrial practitioner who has to deal with toxic chemicals and human responses to them...a readable reference...provides information on the effects of chemicals on the major body organs...informative discussion of risk assessment, risk communication, and monitoring that includes a list of references...this book will prove valuable for chemical engineers, industrial hygienists,public health specialists, medical professionals, emergency planners, and anyone else who has to deal with dangerous chemicals. It's challenging to try to satisfy so diverse an audience, but Hall, Chakraborty, and Ruch manage to carry it off."
Fredrick H. Knack, P.E.