National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Committee on Neurotoxicology and Models for Assessing Risk
National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1992 - Science - 166 pages
Scientists agree that exposure to toxic agents in the environment can cause neurological and psychiatric illnesses ranging from headaches and depression to syndromes resembling parkinsonism. It can even result in death at high exposure levels. The emergence of subclinical neurotoxicity--the concept that long-term impairments can escape clinical detection--makes the need for risk assessment even more critical.
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Defining the Problem of Neurotoxicity 9
Biologic Basis of Neurotoxicity 21
Biologic Markers in Neurotoxicology 43
Testing for Neurotoxicity 53
Surveillance to Prevent Neurotoxicity in Humans 95
Risk Assessment 111
Conclusions and Recommendations 123