Provides an overview of the effects of chemicals on target tissues commonly affected by workplace exposure Outlines toxic agents most often associated with occupational diseasesExamines the management of chemicals in the workplace and the practical use of toxicological informationExplores genotoxicology and carcinogenesis in response to concern about cancer-related effects of chemicals
Hazardous agents are an ongoing concern in the modern workplace, with many examples of workers being severely affected by chemicals as a result of both acute and chronic exposure.
Occupational Toxicology, 2nd Edition introduces the basics of toxicology that underpin the application of toxicological information to the workplace environment. The book contains chapters on the most important workplace exposures such as metals, pesticides, solvents, plastics, gases, and particulate matter, as well as the organs likely to be affected. The lungs and the skin are given individual consideration as common sites of injury and disease caused by exposure to chemicals. Genotoxicity and cancer are also singled out for particular attention due to ongoing concern about cancer-related effects of chemicals.
Important fields interfacing with occupational toxicology - hygiene, epidemiology, and occupational medicine - are also covered to assist the reader in understanding the necessity of cross-discipline considerations in dealing with workplace exposures. This practical approach makes this book particularly valuable to students of toxicology as well as to occupational health and safety professionals at all levels.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Occupational Toxicology
Basics of Toxicology
Occupational Skin Disease
Reproduction, Development and Occupational Health
Carcinogenesis and its Prevention
Toxicity of Metals
Toxicity of Pesticides
Toxicity of Solvents
Toxicity of Plastics
Toxicology of Inhaled Material
Occupational Hygiene - Interface with Toxicology
Occupational Medicine - Interface with Toxicology
Occupational Epidemiology - Interface with Toxicology
Managing Workplace Chemical Safety
Working Examples in Occupational Toxicology
Chemicals, Workplaces and the Law
"The contributors are all well recognized in their field … They have written a highly readable, concise book, with sufficient detail for undergraduates and newer postgraduates to follow. The authors have also made excellent use of references, bibliographies and directed readings … The text is well supported by examples and cases, and represents excellent value for money. I referred extensively to the first edition in my teaching and will continue to do so with the second, so I am please to recommend it to students, teachers and researchers in occupational health."
- The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand, Vol. 21, No. 1, Feb. 2005