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Occupational Toxicology

2nd Edition

Edited by Chris Winder, Neill H. Stacey

CRC Press

624 pages

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Description

Hazardous agents are an ongoing concern in the modern workplace, with many examples of workers being severely affected by chemicals as a result of both acute and chronic exposure.

Occupational Toxicology, 2nd Edition introduces the basics of toxicology that underpin the application of toxicological information to the workplace environment. The book contains chapters on the most important workplace exposures such as metals, pesticides, solvents, plastics, gases, and particulate matter, as well as the organs likely to be affected. The lungs and the skin are given individual consideration as common sites of injury and disease caused by exposure to chemicals. Genotoxicity and cancer are also singled out for particular attention due to ongoing concern about cancer-related effects of chemicals.

Important fields interfacing with occupational toxicology - hygiene, epidemiology, and occupational medicine - are also covered to assist the reader in understanding the necessity of cross-discipline considerations in dealing with workplace exposures. This practical approach makes this book particularly valuable to students of toxicology as well as to occupational health and safety professionals at all levels.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Occupational Toxicology Basics of Toxicology. Systemic Toxicology. Respiratory Toxicology. Occupational Skin Disease. Reproduction, Development and Occupational Health. Genetic Toxicology. Carcinogenesis and its Prevention. Toxicity of Metals. Toxicity of Pesticides. Toxicity of Solvents. Toxicity of Plastics. Toxicology of Inhaled Material. Occupational Hygiene - Interface with Toxicology. Occupational Medicine - Interface with Toxicology. Occupational Epidemiology - Interface with Toxicology. Managing Workplace Chemical Safety. Working Examples in Occupational Toxicology. Chemicals, Workplaces, and the Law.

About the Editors

Chris Winder , Neill Stacey

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED096000
MEDICAL / Toxicology
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety