The Evaluation of Toxicological Data for the Protection of Public Health

The Evaluation of Toxicological Data for the Protection of Public Health

Proceedings of the International Colloquium, Luxembourg, December 1976

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: W. J. Hunter, J. G. P. M. Smeets
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140087

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The Evaluation of Toxicological Data for the Protection of Public Health: Proceedings of the International Colloquium, Luxembourg, December 1976 focuses on the review of toxicological tests and methods used in toxicological evaluation of chemicals and reconsideration of these procedures in identifying decision-making processes involved in the protection of public health. The selection first discusses reviews of toxicological tests, including introductory remarks and comments on acute toxicity; problems associated with the testing of environmental mutagens; and the testing of carcinogenic potentials. The publication also examines the uncertainties related to the evaluation of the health hazards of environmental chemicals from toxicological data and epidemiological monitoring of indices of chemical hazards. The book takes a look at safety factors and their application in toxicological evaluation; ecotoxicological approaches for the protection of environment and health; and use of biological materials as environmental pollution gauges. The text also discusses acute toxicity, teratogenic effects of pollutants, and examples of ecotoxicological research. The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the evaluation of toxicological data relative to the protection of public health.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    Editorial Note

    Opening Session

    Allocution D'ouverture

    Opening Address

    Introductory Report

    Esposto Di Apertura

    Introductory Report

    Introductory Report

    Critical Review of Toxicological Tests Currently in Use

    Introduction

    Some Problems Associated with the Testing of Environmental Mutagens

    A Critical Review of the Present State of the Testing for Carcinogenic Potentials

    Influence De L'environnement Sur la Descendance

    Influence of Environmental Factors On Offspring

    Critical Review of Evaluation of Toxicological Data

    Introduction

    Uncertainties Associated with the Evaluation of the Health Hazards of Environmental Chemicals From Toxicological Data

    Critical Review of Evaluation of Toxicological Data: Biochemical Parameters

    Morphologic Parameters of Hepatic Injuries

    Epidemiological Monitoring of Indices of Chemical Hazards

    Critical Review of the Concepts of Safe Levels

    Introduction

    Critical Groups and the Size of the Population to be Considered for Pollutant Criteria

    Problemès Que Pose Le Concept Du Seuil Dans L'évaluation Du Risque Radioactif

    The Problems of the Threshold Level Concept in the Evaluation of Radioactivity Hazards

    Safety Factors and Their Application in the Toxicological Evaluation

    Ecotoxicological Approaches for the Protection of Environment and Health

    Introduction

    Occurrence and Fate of Synthetic Chemicals in the Environment

    The Use of Biological Materials as Environmental Pollution Gauges

    Examples of Ecotoxicological Research

    Ecotoxicology: Some Complexities of Effects on Ecosystems

    Other Contributions

    Acute Toxicity

    Teratogenic Effects of Environmental Pollutants

    The Role of the Administrator

    Summary and Conclusions

    Annex

    Ecotoxicologie: Objectifs, Principes Et Perspectives

    Ecotoxicology: Objectives, Principles and Perspectives

    Statement on Behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization

    List of Participants


Product details

  • No. of pages: 428
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140087

About the Editors

W. J. Hunter

J. G. P. M. Smeets

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