Biological Monitoring: An Introduction

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Shane Que Hee
John Wiley & Sons, 1993 - Medical - 672 pages
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This definitive source provides practicing professionals and students in the occupational, environmental, and public health and safety fields with the functional basics of biological monitoring. The author examines how environmental exposures to particular chemicals are related to concentrations of markers in body tissues and fluids. Biological Monitoring integrates the applied sciences of industrial/environmental hygiene, epidemiology, public health, occupational medicine, toxicology, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry with the basic sciences to interpret the connections between exposures and lifestyle/environmental influences, and their effects on humans. This comprehensive introduction provides dependable, detailed coverage of:
  • monitoring for harmful substances in the workplace
  • the benefits and limitations of testing for critical levels of toxic materials in bodily tissues and fluids
  • state-of-the-art developments in biological monitoring
  • a wide variety of toxic chemicals and selected physical agents
  • immunoassays
  • monitoring for HIV and AIDS
  • importance of exposure routes
  • the most up-to-date methods of health and medical surveillance
  • the interpretation of adduct concentrations
  • biological exposure indices
  • biological monitoring of pesticides
  • biological monitoring in the home and around hazardous waste sites
  • and much more
This essential, compelling guide is the only inclusive and thorough introduction available. Biological Monitoring’s rigorous, accessible, interdisciplinary approach makes this an invaluable reference and text for industrial and environmental hygienists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists, toxicologists, laboratory technicians, chemical engineers, science graduate students, and the environmentally concerned.
 

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Contents

Basic Mechanisms
3
CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY
5
STATES
7
HEMOGLOBIN BINDING AS A DOSE MONITOR
12
Further reading
18
CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
21
Further Reading
69
EXPOSURE ROUTES
75
HEMOGLOBIN BINDING AS A DOSE MONITOR FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE TO CARCINOGENS AND MUTAGENS
332
BASIC IMMUNOLOGY
339
BASIC IMMUNOLOGY
341
AIDS AND HIV
358
AIDS AND
359
References
373
SOME ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY APPROACHES TO VIRUS DETECTION
379
FUNCTIONAL CHANGES IN IMMUNE REGULATING PROTEINS CAUSED BY PREPARATION TECHNIQUES
388

Further Reading
92
DISTRIBUTION OF XENOBIOTICS AFTER ABSORPTION
94
Further Reading
102
METABOLISM
105
Further Reading
123
EXCRETION AND THE MEDIA FOR BIOLOGICAL MONITORING
124
Further Reading 777
177
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE 759
187
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE
191
Further Reading
202
MEDICAL MARKERS AND FACTORS THAT AFFECT THEM
203
SIGNIFICANCE OF SELECTED MEDICAL MONITORING
230
SIGNIFICANCE OF SELECTED MEDICAL MONITORING AND MEDICALHEALTH SURVEILLANCE MARKERS
231
Further Reading
289
Adducts Immunology AIDS
302
AN OVERVIEW
305
Further Reading
319
DNA ADDUCTS
321
Further Reading
328
EFFECTIVENESS OF CONDOMS AS BARRIERS
395
EFFECTIVENESS OF CONDOMS AS BARRIERS TO HIV1
397
GUIDELINE FOR THE PROTECTION OF LABORATORY WORKERS FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMITTED
405
BY BLOOD AND TISSUE
406
Further Reading
411
A VALID HEALTH CONCERN
415
Special Topics
421
QUANTITATIVE POSTUROGRAPHY AS AN EARLY MONITORING TOOL FOR CHEMICAL TOXICITY
423
References
432
BIOLOGICAL EXPOSURE INDICES
437
Further Reading
480
BIOLOGICAL MONITORING AND PESTICIDES
483
References
507
Appendix A Reference Ranges
537
Appendix B DrugsTherapeutic and Toxic Ranges
619
Selected Bibliography
633
Index
640
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About the Editor Shane S. Que Hee, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the U.C.L.A. School of Public Health.

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