Teratogens

Chemicals Which Cause Birth Defects

Edited By

  • V. Kolb Meyers, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wisconsin, USA

This multi-author work deals with the practical aspects of teratogens - chemicals which cause birth defects. It is designed for use as a unique guide to these chemicals in which one can find all relevant information. The issues covered include: how to obtain information about the teratogenic potential of chemicals; teratogenic chemicals in undergraduate chemistry laboratories; safe handling of teratogenic chemicals; teratogenicity of pesticides and other pollutants in the environment; occupational exposure and pregnancy outcome; identification and prevention of reproductive hazards in industry; and the long-term effects of chemicals on the developing brain. A list of approximately 5,000 chemicals known to cause reproductive effects is given. A comprehensive bibliography is included with each chapter providing up-to-date references for more in-depth coverage. The monograph will be of interest to academic and industrial chemists, health professionals, as well as both undergraduate and graduate students in health and related sciences.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1988
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-42914-8


Table of Contents

Introduction (V. Kolb Meyers). 1. How to Obtain Information About the Teratogenic Potential of Chemicals (H.B. Morgan et al.). 2. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances as a Source for Compiling a List of Teratogens (V. Kolb Meyers). 3. Reproductive Hazards in Industry: Identification and Prevention (K. Hemminki, M.-L. Lindbohm). 4. Teratogenic Chemicals in Undergraduate General Chemistry Laboratories (D.K. Kolb). 5. Safe Handling of Teratogenic Chemicals (B.C. McKusick). 6. Use of Registered Data in Studies of Occupational Exposure and Pregnancy Outcome (M.L. Lindbohm, K. Hemminki). 7. Long-Term Effects of Chemicals on Developing Brain and Behavior (M. Mirmiran, S. De Boer). 8. Teratogenicity of Pesticides and other Environmental Pollutants (M.J. Kland). Subject Index.