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Author Bast, Aalt, author

Title Toxicology : a book for researchers, consumers, journalists, and politicians / Aalt Bast, Jaap C. Hanekamp
Published London : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2017]


Description vii, 100 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents From pretaster to toxicologist -- Death by dose: the most toxic compounds -- The coping body: a myriad of exposures -- Nature knows best: chemicals from the geobiological sphere -- From prevention to precaution: valuing risks -- Molecular trepidations: the linear nonthreshold model -- "The policy of truth": anchoring toxicology in regulation -- Knowledge vs. insight -- Toxicology in science and society: future challenges
Summary Toxicology: What Everyone Should Know is an essential reference for anyone looking for an entry into this fascinating field of study. This innovative book describes important discoveries in toxicology through the ages, explores their historical and sociological impacts, and shows how they still influence recent, state-of-the-art developments. In addition, the book shows how these developments are extrapolated into public and political perceptions on risks and the regulatory consequences, emphasizing environmental issues, such as manmade and natural chemicals, their interaction and impact, nutrition, and drugs. Users will find a cutting-edge approach to nutritional and combinatorial toxicology, risk evaluation modeling and the benefits of chemicals exposure (nutrition versus man-made chemicals), environmental health, and legislative frameworks to control the public's chemical exposure. This is an essential reference for those looking for an introduction to toxicology, its past, and exciting future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Toxicology -- Case studies
Toxicological Phenomena
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Impact sur la santé
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hanekamp, J. C., author
ISBN 9780128053485