Molecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology
by Andreas Luch
Edition: V1 2009, V2 2010, V3 2012
Volume 1: Molecular Toxicology
Volume 2: Clinical Toxicology
Volume 3: Environmental Toxicology
Molecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology offers a comprehensive and in-depth response to the increasing importance and abundance of chemicals during daily life all over the world. About 29 million different organic and inorganic compounds are currently listed in the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) database and there are additions almost every day. The present volumes have been written for students and in medicine, science, public health or engineering who are demanding reliable information and knowledge on toxic or potentially harmful agents and their effects in the human body. Since increasing numbers of claim for creeping "environmental intoxication" as the cause of their health problems, today more than ever physicians and health care providers require current information on both acute toxic compounds and less potent xenobiotics present in our environment. Moreover, multi-disciplinary exchange between physicians, environmental scientists and molecular biologists becomes a necessary component of many toxicological assessments. It is the goal of the present volumes to address this need and to be a place for all different kinds of users to come to answers. By providing intriguing insights far down to the molecular level, the text covers all aspects of modern toxicology with special emphasis on recent developments and achievements. The second volume, entitled "Clinical Toxicology", is aimed at providing an overview on the sources, kinds of uptake (poisoning, envenomation, intoxication) and means of clinical management and treatment in the case of biogenic toxins, household chemicals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse, and chemical and biological warfare agents. The main theme driving the decision of the editor to present this work to the scientific community can be summarized in simply a few words: For the unity and future of Toxicology!