Toxicology for Nontoxicologists

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Government Institutes, 2008 - Medical - 207 pages
Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists provides non-scientific readers with basic toxicological concepts and explains how those concepts and their applications affect everyday life. It is designed for professionals in the environmental field as well as for a more general audience. Completely updated, this edition includes new overviews of key emerging issues, including nanotechnology, endocrine disruptors, and vapor intrusion of chemicals in indoor air. It also includes a new case study, tracking how a new chemical comes to market, and a brief summary of the types of jobs toxicologists have and the types of work that they do. Readers will find an introduction to the study of toxic chemicals on humans and the environment, including discussions on organic foods, food additives, and pesticides; pollution incidents in both the air and the water; misleading media reporting of toxicology; and the limitations of current toxicology knowledge. It also focuses on key concepts in toxicology, examines four types of toxic effects, and discusses the regulatory framework of environmental laws and federal organizations as they pertain to toxicology.

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Dr. Mark Stelljes is an environmental consultant and the director of risk assessment and toxicology services for SLR International Corp, in Martinez, California. Recently, he has also been globally involved in product stewardship, focusing on review and interpretation of toxicology studies in the registration of new chemicals and setting safe occupational exposure limits for these chemicals. Dr. Stelljes is actively involved in the Society for Risk Analysis, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the Society of Toxicology.

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