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Calculated Risks

Calculated Risks - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521423311

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ISBN13: 978-0521423311
ISBN10: 0521423317
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Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1992
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Calculated Risks - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521423311

Joseph V. Rodricks

ISBN13: 978-0521423311
ISBN10: 0521423317
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

Public concern regarding environmental pollution and chemicals present in foods, consumer products, and the work place are at an all time high. While there is widespread awareness, confusion still reigns, aggravated by conflicting reports concerning carcinogens in food and drinking water, or about chemicals present in medicines and household products that may cause birth defects. The central purpose of this book is to describe how scientists come to understand the toxic properties of such chemicals and the health risks they may pose. Rather than attempting to expose governmental and corporate ignorance, negligence or corruption, this book explores the underlying scientific issues.

Table of Contents

Chemicals
Exposures
Into the body
Toxicity and toxic risk
Fast poisons
Slow poisons
Carcinogens
Mechanisms
Dose and response
Assessing risks
Managing
Improvements and new challenges


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