Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals - 2 vol set

Edited by

  • Gunnar Nordberg, Umeå University, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Sweden
  • Gunnar Nordberg, Umeå University, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Sweden
  • Monica Nordberg, Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Bruce Fowler, PhD, DABT, Senior Fellow, ICF International, Fairfax, VA
  • Monica Nordberg, Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Bruce Fowler, PhD, DABT, Senior Fellow, ICF International, Fairfax, VA
  • Lars Friberg, Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden

Handbook of the Toxicology of Metals is the standard reference work for physicians, toxicologists and engineers in the field of environmental and occupational health. This new edition is a comprehensive review of the effects on biological systems from metallic elements and their compounds. An entirely new structure and illustrations represent the vast array of advancements made since the last edition. Special emphasis has been placed on the toxic effects in humans with chapters on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of metal poisoning. This up-to-date reference provides easy access to a broad range of basic toxicological data and also gives a general introduction to the toxicology of metallic compounds.
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Audience

Toxicologists, physicians, and engineers in the fields of environmental and occupational health as well as libraries in these disciplines. Will also be a useful reference for governmental regulatory agencies and public health officers.

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369413-3

Reviews

"The handbook is a weighty collection of 47 essays in the fields of toxicology and ecology of metals, reflecting a wide range of specialist knowledge from authors of several parts of theworld. It promotes awareness of health threats of the general public as well as of professionals in various occupations, constituting a valuable reference source for physicians, toxicologists, scientists in several areas, legislators and managers of environmental and occupational safety organizations. The scope of the handbook is wide and multidisciplinary, integrating human and environmental ecology. It is desireable that the handbook will find its way to many bookshelves at hospitals, industrial and governmental libraries and several research institutes in every part of the world." -SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT



Table of Contents

Introduction – General Considerations and International PerspectivesGeneral Chemistry, Sampling, Analytical Methods and SpeciationRoutes of Exposure, Dose, and Metabolism of MetalsBiological Monitoring and BiomarkersSelected Molecular Mechanisms of Metal Toxicity and CarcinogenicityGeneral Considerations of Dose-Effect and Dose-Response RelationshipsInteractions in Metal ToxicologyEpidemiological Methods for Assessing Dose-Response and Dose-Effect RelationshipsEssential Metals: Assessing Risks from Deficiency and ToxicityCarcinogenicity of Metal CompoundsImmunotoxicology of MetalsReproductive and Developmental Toxicity of MetalsEcotoxicology of Metals - Sources, Transport, and Effects in the EcosystemRisk AssessmentDiagnosis and Treatment of Metal Poisoning - General AspectsPrinciples for Prevention of the Toxic Effects of MetalsAluminumAntimonyArsenicBariumBerylliumBismuthCadmiumChromium CobaltCopperGallium and Semiconductor CompoundsGermaniumIndiumIronLeadManganeseMercuryMolybdenumNickelPalladiumPlatinumSeleniumSilverTelluriumThalliumTinTitaniumTungstenUraniumVanadiumZinc