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Calculated Risks : Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment

Calculated Risks : Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0521783088

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ISBN13: 978-0521783088
ISBN10: 0521783089
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2007
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Calculated Risks : Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521783088

Joseph V. Rodricks

ISBN13: 978-0521783088
ISBN10: 0521783089
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Safeguarding economic prosperity, whilst protecting human health and the environment, is at the forefront of scientific and public interest. This book provides a practical and balanced view on toxicology, control, risk assessment and risk management, addressing the interplay between science and public health policy. This fully revised and updated new edition provides a detailed analysis on chemical and by-product exposure, how they enter the body and the suitability of imposed safety limits. New chapters on dose, with particular emphasis on children and vulnerable subpopulations, reproductive and developmental toxicants and toxicity testing are included. With updated and comprehensive coverage of international developments of risk management and safety, this will have broad appeal to researchers and professionals involved in chemical safety and regulation as well as the general reader interested in environmental pollution and public health.

  • Practical and balanced view of toxicology, risk assessment and risk management from a global perspective
  • First edition won honourable mention at the 1993 Medical Book Awards
  • Sources and further reading material are provided

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Chemicals and chemical exposures
2. From exposure to dose
3. From dose to toxic response
4. Some toxic agents and their targets
5. Carcinogens
6. Identifying carcinogens
7. Risk assessment I. some concepts and principles
8. Risk assessment II. applications
9. Risk assessment III. new approaches, new problems
10. Risk assessment IV. the courtroom
11. The management of risk
12. A look ahead.

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