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Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

This groundbreaking book covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used as weapons of mass destruction and employed in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this one-of-a-kind handbook is prepared in a very user- friendly format that can easily be followed by students, teachers and researchers, as well as lay people. Stand-alone chapters on individual chemicals and major topics allow the reader to easily access required information without searching through the entire book.This is the first book that offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors, biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, prophylactic, therapeutic and countermeasures, and the role of homeland security.

Toxicologists, homeland security specialists, risk assesment specialists.

Hardbound, 1168 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374484-5


  • "Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents...is a comprehensive and up-to-date monograph covering in nine sections virtually everything related to the topic, from "anthrax" to "VX." The editor did an excellent job of giving a homogenous "feel" to the contributions of more than 160 authors with varying backgrounds and points of view. The list of contributors reads like the "Who’s Who" in the field. This handbook is a most welcome addition to any library, institutional or private, and a must for anybody interested in the field."
    - Dr. Georg Petroianu, Florida International University, Miami, USA

    "Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents is an excellent reference book, not only recommended to toxicologists, but also to all medical personnel who may be involved in the response to chemical incidents".
    - Dr. Rene Pita,  Professor, Chemical Defense Department of the NBC Defense School, and Qualified Expert in Toxicology by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Madrid, Spain




  • Section 1 Introduction, Historical Perspective and EpidemiologySection 2 Toxicokinetics and Physiologically Based PharmacokineticsSection 3 Target Organ ToxicitySection 4 Agents That Can Be Used as Weapons of Mass DestructionSection 5 Risks to Animals and WildlifeSection 6 Special TopicsSection 7 Analytical Methods, Biosensors and BiomarkersSection 8 Prophylactic, Therapeutic, and Countermeasures Section 9 Decontamination of Chemical Warfare AgentsSection 10 Homeland Security


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