Toxicology Disasters

Toxicology Disasters
Author: Sue Ford
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2023-02-15
ISBN: 9780128206874
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Disasters Book Excerpt:

Toxicology Disasters: Cause and Consequences, a volume in the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, provides an historical overview of significant toxicological disasters which involved chemical exposure of humans, animals or the environment. The book documents the timeline of events and the legacy of the resulting exposure which occurred within a specific period of time, but with long lasting consequences. Case studies of toxicological incidents and a wide range of categories, including environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical, domestic and international are not only discussed from a historical perspective but also regarding their impacted toxicology, regulation and our current use of these chemicals. The book will help toxicologists, academics and students from environmental health and toxicology departments, environmental/occupational health regulators, and industrial hygiene/safety personnel gain a better understanding of the arc of a toxicological disaster from its origins, root causes of the problem, and initial and long-term assessments and management. Organizes historical overviews of each disaster into specific categories (ex. environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical, domestic, and international) for easy reference Takes a "soup to nuts” approach when discussing toxicological incidents, from origins and causes to ultimate health and/or regulatory consequences Provides detailed explanations on how these disasters impacted the toxicology field and fueled regulatory decisions

Small Animal Toxicology

Small Animal Toxicology
Author: Michael Edward Peterson,Patricia A. Talcott
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1190
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 0721606393
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Animal Toxicology Book Excerpt:

Diagnose and determine treatment for toxic exposures in small animals with this quick reference! Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition covers hundreds of potentially toxic substances, providing the information you need to manage emergency treatment and prevent poisonings in companion animals. To help you identify an unknown poison, this guide provides a list of potential toxins based on clinical signs or symptoms. It also includes a NEW color insert with 85 full-color photographs of toxic plants and of lesions associated with various poisonings. Written by respected veterinarian Michael E. Peterson and board-certified veterinary toxicologist Patricia A. Talcott, along with a team of expert contributors, this edition covers a wide variety of topics including toxicodynamics, toxicokinetics, effective history taking, recognizing clinical signs of toxic exposures, managing emergencies, and supportive care of the poisoned patient. Comprehensive coverage of toxins/poisons includes the full range of substances from acetaminophen to zinc, including home products, prescription medicines, recreational drugs, and more. Guidelines to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment include examinations of the source, toxic dose, toxicokinetics, clinical signs, minimum database, confirming tests, treatment progress and differential diagnosis for each specific toxicant. Coverage of common poisonous substances includes grapes and raisins, nicotine, mercury, mushrooms, Christmas-time plants, and snake and spider venoms. Toxicological Concepts section provides information on toxicologic principles such as history taking, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment. General Exposures section addresses nontraditional toxicology such as indoor environmental air, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and toxicities in pregnant and lactating animals. Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups section covers commonly encountered specific toxicants, the proper use of diagnostic laboratories, use of human poison control centers, and antidotes for specific toxins. More than 50 international contributors provide up-to-date, authoritative advice on treating poisonings and intoxications. 8 NEW chapters cover topics including legal considerations in toxicology cases, responding to mass exposures, and poisonings in birds, small mammals, and geriatric patients. NEW color insert shows 85 of the most commonly encountered toxic substances for at-a-glance identification. UPDATED Signs and Symptoms index makes it easier to find information on a toxic agent by presenting signs rather than requiring the formulation of a diagnosis. UPDATED information on agents most likely to cause a toxic reaction includes natural flea products and an expanded section on human medications. NEW quick-access format with bold headings and convenient tables and boxes allows quick retrieval of information in emergency situations.

APC Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

APC Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Author: Anil Aggrawal
Publsiher: Avichal Publishing Company
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2022
ISBN: 817739441X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APC Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is an abridged version of the Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. The book comprises chapters on thanatology, deaths from other causes, forensic psychiatry, forensic science, corrosive poisons, irritant poisons, and poisons acting on the brain and spinal cord. In addition, the book consists of several diagrams and illustrations to help understand the concepts better. This book is essential for forensic scientists.

APC Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Avichal Publishing Company

APC Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology   Avichal Publishing Company
Author: Anil Aggrawal
Publsiher: Avichal Publishing Company
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 8177394193
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APC Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Avichal Publishing Company Book Excerpt:

Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is a comprehensive book for undergraduate students of Forensic sciences. The book comprises chapters on thanatology, deaths from other causes, forensic psychiatry, forensic science, corrosive poisons, irritant poisons, and poisons acting on the brain and spinal cord. In addition, the book consists of several diagrams and illustrations to help understand the concepts better. This book is essential for forensic scientists.

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology
Author: Alan Woolf
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 0128222190
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology Book Excerpt:

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology describes the extraordinary advances in the practice of clinical toxicology within the past 70 years and brings together stories of the people – the champions of clinical toxicology - who contributed to these advances, discovered new therapies and antidotes, and made change happen. This book lays out the poison control system they built and the fascinating story of how they created a new and evolving medical specialty. With the participation of renowned international experts as authors, the book showcases the development of poison control centers around the world and the growth of the professional societies that represent and support them today. This book also tells the stories of the modern-day toxic disasters and recent toxic exposures that gained worldwide attention and notoriety. It outlines the public health responses to such calamities which have led to improvements in our understanding of the science and changes in public health policies and regulations to forestall future such events. Finally, the book covers key policies and agencies affecting poison control centers, addresses the challenges facing clinical toxicologists of today, and predicts advances and future innovations in the field. History of Modern Clinical Toxicology is a unique resource that provides the historical and international perspective that will help students, practitioners, scientists, and health policy makers put current issues and methods in perspective. It will help them understand how infrastructure and processes in clinical toxicology have evolved and why poison control systems are configured as they are. Offers descriptions of the key regulatory advances affecting clinical toxicology Provides synopses of modern-day poisoning disasters Outlines the development of modern antidotes and future directions in clinical toxicology Describes the origins and development of the U.S. poison control system Includes the origins and features of professional clinical toxicology societies from around the world Includes descriptions of the history of clinical toxicology and poison control in more than 35 countries

Unraveling Environmental Disasters

Unraveling Environmental Disasters
Author: Daniel A. Vallero,Trevor M. Letcher
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0123970261
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unraveling Environmental Disasters Book Excerpt:

Unraveling Environmental Disasters provides scientific explanations of the most threatening current and future environmental disasters, including an analysis of ways that the disaster could have been prevented and how the risk of similar disasters can be minimized in the future. Treats disasters as complex systems. Provides predictions based upon sound science, such as what the buildup of certain radiant gases in the troposphere will do, or what will happen if current transoceanic crude oil transport continues. Considers the impact of human systems on environmental disasters.

Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist

Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist
Author: William E. Luttrell,Warren W. Jederberg,Kenneth R. Still
Publsiher: AIHA
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2008-01
ISBN: 1931504881
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist Book Excerpt:

Focuses on the applications of toxicology principles to the practice of industrial hygiene, using case studies as examples.

An Introduction to Toxicology

An Introduction to Toxicology
Author: Philip C. Burcham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 144715553X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Toxicology Book Excerpt:

This book provides a readable introduction to modern toxicology with a particular focus on the mechanisms underlying the induction of toxicity by foreign substances. Since bioactivation is central to many toxic syndromes, special interest is devoted to chemicals that undergo conversion to toxic metabolites that induce toxic effects as diverse as cancer, birth defects and organ injury. The molecular consequences accompanying damage to cellular DNA and proteins is explored together with the relevance of toxicological paradigms to human diseases caused by alcohol and tobacco. The discipline of toxicology has developed rapidly since the thalidomide disaster in the 1960’s as scientists worldwide seek to understand the adverse health effects of human medicines, environmental pollutants, consumer chemicals and industrial reagents. An Introduction to Toxicology is intended to supplement the recommended reading list of undergraduate and graduate programs in toxicology and pharmacology as an enjoyable, accessible primer with illustrations that “unpack” the concepts being discussed in the text. ​

Ecosystems and Human Health

Ecosystems and Human Health
Author: Richard B. Philp
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 1420032372
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystems and Human Health Book Excerpt:

Renamed to reflect the expanded scope of the second edition, Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards builds on the foundation created by the author in the first edition, Environmental Hazards and Human Health. Written in a journalistic, easily accessible style, this book bridges the gap between toxicology and environmental sciences by exploring man-made and natural hazards, and the risks they pose to wildlife and human health. See what's new in the Second Edition: Coverage of environmental hormone disrupters Section on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Expanded discussion of the controversy over genetically modified foods New information on mechanisms of action of marine venoms and poisons Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Second Edition explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards. The author covers the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology as well as risk analysis, air and water pollution, and various toxicants, hazards, and poisons. He presents numerous examples of the intimate relationship between ecosystem health and human health and of the need to consider this relationship whenever human activities are likely to have a significant environmental impact.

Toxicology Survival and Health Hazards of Combustion Products

Toxicology  Survival and Health Hazards of Combustion Products
Author: David A. Purser,Robert L. Maynard,James C. Wakefield
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 643
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN: 1849737487
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Survival and Health Hazards of Combustion Products Book Excerpt:

Fires are a common source of exposure to smoke and a range of toxicologically active chemicals. Providing a complete overview of the subject, this book provides comprehensive and detailed information on combustion processes, estimation of rate of production of combustion products, dispersion of these products and their effects on health. Beginning with a chapter discussing the chemistry of combustion and detailing the mechanisms of burning, how different materials ignite and the nature of combustion products, the book goes on to examine specific combustion products in detail, the toxicity and carcinogenicity of the products, their dispersion and methods of monitoring. With diverse coverage edited and authored by recognised experts in the field, this book will provide an essential text for those working in toxicology, combustion science, public health and environmental research.

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents
Author: Ramesh C. Gupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1198
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN: 0128004940
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors and biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, and countermeasures. Expanding on the ground-breaking first edition, Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents has been completely updated, presenting the most recent advances in field. Brand new chapters include a case study of the Iran-Iraq war, an overview of chemical weapons of mass destruction, explosives, ricin, the human respiratory system, alternative testing methods, brain injuries, and more. Unites world-leading experts to present cutting-edge, agent-specific information on chemical warfare agents and their adverse effects on human and animal health and the environment. Covers all aspects of chemical warfare agent modes of action, detection, prevention, therapeutic treatment and countermeasures. Features a full update on the first edition to reflect the most recent advances in the field as well as nine new chapters.

Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology
Author: Steve Gilbert,Asish Mohapatra,Sol Bobst,Antoinette Hayes,Sara T. Humes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1054
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN: 0128137258
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in Toxicology Book Excerpt:

This new fifth edition of Information Resources in Toxicology offers a consolidated entry portal for the study, research, and practice of toxicology. Both volumes represents a unique, wide-ranging, curated, international, annotated bibliography, and directory of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. The editors and authors are among the leaders of the profession sharing their cumulative wisdom in toxicology’s subdisciplines. This edition keeps pace with the digital world in directing and linking readers to relevant websites and other online tools. Due to the increasing size of the hardcopy publication, the current edition has been divided into two volumes to make it easier to handle and consult. Volume 1: Background, Resources, and Tools, arranged in 5 parts, begins with chapters on the science of toxicology, its history, and informatics framework in Part 1. Part 2 continues with chapters organized by more specific subject such as cancer, clinical toxicology, genetic toxicology, etc. The categorization of chapters by resource format, for example, journals and newsletters, technical reports, organizations constitutes Part 3. Part 4 further considers toxicology’s presence via the Internet, databases, and software tools. Among the miscellaneous topics in the concluding Part 5 are laws and regulations, professional education, grants and funding, and patents. Volume 2: The Global Arena offers contributed chapters focusing on the toxicology contributions of over 40 countries, followed by a glossary of toxicological terms and an appendix of popular quotations related to the field. The book, offered in both print and electronic formats, is carefully structured, indexed, and cross-referenced to enable users to easily find answers to their questions or serendipitously locate useful knowledge they were not originally aware they needed. Among the many timely topics receiving increased emphasis are disaster preparedness, nanotechnology, -omics, risk assessment, societal implications such as ethics and the precautionary principle, climate change, and children’s environmental health. Introductory chapters provide a backdrop to the science of toxicology, its history, the origin and status of toxicoinformatics, and starting points for identifying resources. Offers an extensive array of chapters organized by subject, each highlighting resources such as journals, databases,organizations, and review articles. Includes chapters with an emphasis on format such as government reports, general interest publications, blogs, and audiovisuals. Explores recent internet trends, web-based databases, and software tools in a section on the online environment. Concludes with a miscellany of special topics such as laws and regulations, chemical hazard communication resources, careers and professional education, K-12 resources, funding, poison control centers, and patents. Paired with Volume Two, which focuses on global resources, this set offers the most comprehensive compendium of print, digital, and organizational resources in the toxicological sciences with over 120 chapters contributions by experts and leaders in the field.

Toxicity and Risk

Toxicity and Risk
Author: H Paul A Illing
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2001-09-20
ISBN: 020346804X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicity and Risk Book Excerpt:

Humans are constantly, and increasingly, exposed to chemicals - some naturally occurring and some manufactured. Exposure to some of these chemicals, or to large amounts of them, can bring risks to human health and the environment. Toxicity and Risk sets out the political, social, legal and scientific basis of risk assessment and risk management. Ta

Ecosystems and Human Health

Ecosystems and Human Health
Author: Richard B. Philp
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1498760082
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystems and Human Health Book Excerpt:

Since the second edition of this text was published, many new environmental incidents have occurred, including another nuclear disaster, a mine disaster in the United States, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Updated throughout the text, Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Third Edition explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards—from natural toxins and disasters to man-made pollutants and environmental crises. The book begins with the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology, risk analysis, and air, water, and soil pollution. It then examines various toxicants and hazards, such as airborne hazards, halogenated hydrocarbons, metals, and organic solvents. Chapters also discuss food additives and contaminants, pesticides, hormone disrupters, radiation hazards, and natural environmental hazards such as venomous and toxic animals. The text reviews the Chernobyl nuclear crisis and the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, as well as other disasters, assessing some of their long-term effects, now that sufficient time has elapsed since their occurrence. With updates in every chapter, this third edition contains significant expansion of information on the genetics of chemical carcinogenesis, global warming, food additives, invasive species in the Great Lakes, nuclear accidents, and more. The book describes how chemical toxins and biological hazards can impact the environment and the people who live in it. The author presents numerous examples of the relationship between ecosystem health and human health. He emphasizes the need to consider the environmental impact of human activities and includes many real-world examples and new case studies.

An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Toxicology

An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Toxicology
Author: Carey N. Pope,Jing Liu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2020-02
ISBN: 0128136022
Category: Toxicology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Toxicology Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Toxicology: From Molecules to Man integrates the various aspects of toxicology, from "simple" molecular systems, to complex human communities, with expertise from a spectrum of interacting disciplines. Chapters are written by specialists within a given subject, such as a chemical engineer, nutritional scientist, or a microbiologist, so subjects are clearly explained and discussed within the toxicology context. Many chapters are comparative across species so that students in ecotoxicology learn mammalian toxicology and vice versa. Specific citations, further reading, study questions, and other learning features are also included. The book allows students to concurrently learn concepts in both biomedical and environmental toxicology fields, thus better equipping them for the many career opportunities toxicology provides. This book will also be useful to those wishing to reference how disciplines interact within the broad field of toxicology.

FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY

FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY
Author: Rabindra Nath Karmakar
Publsiher: Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 9383420545
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY Book Excerpt:

The book is intended for the undergraduate & postgraduate students of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology
Author: P.J. Bert Hakkinen,Asish Mohapatra,Steven G. G. Gilbert
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1552
Release: 2009-08-19
ISBN: 9780080920030
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in Toxicology Book Excerpt:

This latest version of Information Resources in Toxicology (IRT) continues a tradition established in 1982 with the publication of the first edition in presenting an extensive itemization, review, and commentary on the information infrastructure of the field. This book is a unique wide-ranging, international, annotated bibliography and compendium of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. Thoroughly updated, the current edition analyzes technological changes and is rife with online tools and links to Web sites. IRT-IV is highly structured, providing easy access to its information. Among the “hot topics covered are Disaster Preparedness and Management, Nanotechnology, Omics, the Precautionary Principle, Risk Assessment, and Biological, Chemical and Radioactive Terrorism and Warfare are among the designated. • International in scope, with contributions from over 30 countries • Numerous key references and relevant Web links • Concise narratives about toxicologic sub-disciplines • Valuable appendices such as the IUPAC Glossary of Terms in Toxicology • Authored by experts in their respective sub-disciplines within toxicology

Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine
Author: Robert Antosia,John D. Cahill
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2006-12-22
ISBN: 0387328041
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine Book Excerpt:

This is an essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. Its practical and comprehensive text features chapters pertinent to bioterrorism, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, public health, epidemiology, and disaster medicine. It will serve as a practical guide for situation-specific disasters; recognize what injuries or illnesses to expect; provide proactive guidelines to define specific diseases; and give a guide of appropriate personnel protective equipment during these large-scale emergencies. It is an essential companion to those either interested or currently working in any of the aforementioned fields.

Dictionary of Toxicology

Dictionary of Toxicology
Author: Ernest Hodgson,Michael Roe
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN: 0124202411
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Toxicology Book Excerpt:

Dictionary of Toxicology, Third Edition presents a compendium of definitions of all current toxicological terminology. This authoritative reference illustrates and describes words, concepts, acronyms and symbols for both the toxicological theory and applied risk assessment, as well as providing guidance on the correct selection of problematic, similar and frequently-misused terms. Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in toxicology, and with each entry peer reviewed, Dictionary of Toxicology, Third Edition is an essential reference for all scientific, medical and legal professionals who work with or encounter the toxicological effects of contaminants on biological systems. New to this edition: an update on every entry and the inclusion of all terminology and concepts relating to molecular toxicology, nanotoxicology and computational toxicology. Presents peer-reviewed definitions on the most up-to-date toxicological terms and concepts. New edition includes definitions within the fields of molecular toxicology, nanotoxicology, computational toxicology and risk assessment.

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Author: R.N.Karmakar
Publsiher: Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9788190908146
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Book Excerpt: