Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection: A Handbook for Field Professionals

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OUP Oxford, Mar 15, 2012 - Medical - 353 pages
Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection is ideal as both a course book for students and a handbook for field professionals involved in responding to chemical incidents and local environmental concerns. Produced by Health Protection England, it offers a comprehensive and structured approach to dealing with toxicological problems worldwide. The text covers both the basics of toxicology and its application to issues of topical concern such as contaminated land, food additives, and water and air pollution. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, making Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection essential reading for all professionals in environmental public health, including: health protection consultants, specialists and trainees; public health practitioners; environmental health practitioners; environmental scientists; and staff of the emergency services, the water and waste industries, and other industrial and regulatory bodies.
 

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Contents

Section 2 Applications of Toxicology
57
Section 3 Environmental Toxicology
109
Section 4 A Review of Some Toxic Agents
155
Basic medical concepts
269
Glossary and abbreviations
315
Index
335
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David Baker is Emeritus Consultant Anaesthesiologist at SAMU de Paris Hopital Necker - Enfants Malades in Paris, France. Lakshman Karalliedde is Visiting Senior Lecturer Department of Public Health Sciences School of Medicine at King's College London, United Kingdom. Virginia Murray isVisiting Professor in Health Protection at the Department of Public Health Sciences School of Medicine at King's College in London, United Kingdom. Robert Maynard is Honorary Professor of Environmental Medicine at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Norman HT Parkinson is Senior FellowDepartment of Public Health Sciences at King's College in London, United Kingdom.

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