Essentials Of Environmental Toxicology
by William Hughes
ISBN: 1560324708, 9781560324706
This introductory textbook addresses the principles and mechanisms of toxicology as applied to environmentally encountered toxic agents. With objectives, keywords, examples, summaries, and sample questions, this richly illustrated book draws upon the author's college reaching experience to familiarize students with the characteristics and effects of exposure to toxicants of current public health importance and their pathologic effect on representative tissues and organs. A database of test questions and other support materials for the book is available on disk and the Internet to facilitate classroom use.
Emphasizing the general state of our understanding of environmental toxicology and concentrating on both general principles and specific examples, the chapters cover such areas as toxicological concepts; dose-response relationships; absorption of toxicants; distribution and storage of toxicants; biotransformation and elimination of toxicants; target organ toxicity; teratogenesis, mutagenesis, and carcinogenesis; environmental toxicants; and risk assessment.