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Toxicology and Human Environments

Environmental toxicology is generally held to be the study of the potential of constituents of outdoor environments to impact either human health or the biological structure of the ecosystems involved. This volume is a first attempt to integrate toxicological studies of all of the many human environments, both indoor and outdoor, and their complex interrelationships. Included are considerations of natural environments, the agroecosystem, occupational, urban and domestic environments as well as the environment associated with Superfund sites and military deployments.

The primary emphasis is on public health, including the potential health effects of toxicants found in different environments, the bioprocessing of such toxicants in humans and surrogate animals and the principles of risk analysis.


Scientists and researchers interested in molecular biology, translational science, and toxicology

Hardbound, 450 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415813-9


    "Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL


    1. Human Environments: Definition, Scope and the Role of Toxicology
    2. Ernest Hodgson

    3. Estimating Human Exposure: Improving Accuracy with Chemical Markers
    4. Roger C. Cochran and Jeffrey H. Driver

    5. Metabolism of Xenobiotics Human Environments
    6. Edward Croom

    7. Toxic Endpoints in the Study of Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
    8. Andrew D. Wallace

    9. Pesticide Regulations: Exposure-Dose Modeling from FIFRA to FQPA
    10. James B. Knaak, Cecilla Tan and Curt C. Dary

    11. Occupational Chemicals: Metabolism, Toxicity and Mode of Action
    12. Sheila Flack and Leena A. Nylander-French

    13. Chemicals of Military Deployments: Revisiting Gulf War Syndrome in Light of New Information
    14. A.A. Brimfield

    15. Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Lessons Learned for Reducing Uncertainties in Environmental Risk Assessment
    16. Bryan W. Brooks, Jason P. Berninger, Lauren A. Kristofco, Alejandro J. Ramirez, Jacob K. Stanley and Theodore W. Valenti

    17. Quantitative Risk Assessment Methods for Cancer and Non-Cancer Effects
    18. Ronald E. Baynes

    19. Human Health Risk Assessment for Contaminated Properties
    20. Atul M. Salhotra

    21. The Future of Human Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Chemicals.
    22. Ernest Hodgson

    23. Ecological Risk Assessment
    24. Damian Shea and Waverly Thorsen

    25. Metabolic Interactions of Environmental Toxicants in Humans
    26. Ernest Hodgson

    27. Toxins and Venoms
    28. Ernest Hodgson

    29. Summary and Conclusions

    Ernest Hodgson


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