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. View more >
Presents a seminal toxicological discovery in each chapter, describing its evolution towards today’s cutting-edge techniques
Shows how the study of toxicology directly impacts legislature, and discusses the need for a new look at risk evaluations
Includes introductions to a variety of toxicological concerns, such as risk perception, pesticides contamination, carcinogenic compounds, drug toxicities, and toxicological modelling
Professional researchers and risk assessors, and graduate and postgraduate students new to the field of toxicology
Table of Contents
1. The sons of Pharaoh - From pre-taster to toxicologist 2. Death by dose – ‘the most toxic compounds’ 3. In quest of the ‘right’ combinations The coping body – coping with the myriad of exposures 4. Nature knows best – Toxins Chemicals from the geobiological sphere 5. From prevention to precaution – perceiving valuing risks 6. The new homeopathy – the linear non-threshold (LNT) model for carcinogenic compounds 7. ‘The policy of truth’ – anchoring toxicology in regulation 8. Knowledge versus Insight - Informatics 9. ‘A Game of Thrones’ – finding the right mixture in science and society