Methods for Assessing the Effects of Mixtures of Chemicals

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Velimir B. Vouk
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), and the International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) by Wiley, 1987 - Biological monitoring - 894 pages
It has long been recognized that real exposures of people and non-human biota are generally two mixtures of chemicals, rather than two pure entities. In spite of this, evaluations in the field or laboratory have frequently only looked at single chemicals. Therefore, this book sets out to identify the limitations, practicalities and utility of dealing with chemicals in mixtures. It is the first systematic attempt to examine methods for evaluating mixtures of chemicals. This is a particularly difficult task and complete success cannot be claimed. However, suggestions for further study and research are made which may help to improve the approach to the subject.

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Introduction General Conclusions and Recommendations
Environmental Transport
Indicators of Human Exposure and Their Use in Monitoring

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