Some introductory toxicology books in the University Library collection:
The Dose Makes the Poison by Patricia Frank; M. Alice OttoboniThis new edition of a widely-read and highly-acclaimed book broadens the scope of its predecessors from a heavy focus on industrial chemicals as toxicants to include drugs, food additives, cosmetics and other types of compounds that people are exposed to daily. Also new to the 3rd edition are newer issues-of-the-day such as nanoparticulate toxicants, second hand smoke, food contamination, lead in toys, and others. As such, the book provides the basics of toxicology in easy-to-understand language as well as a fuller understanding of the daily insults to which our bodies are subjected.
Call Number: e-book (print editions also available)
Publication Date: 2011-02-02
Toxicology for Nontoxicologists by Mark E. StelljesToxicology 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.
Call Number: RA1213 .S73 2008
Publication Date: 2007-11-26
A Small Dose of Toxicology by Steven G. GilbertEveryday, we come into contact with many relatively harmless substances that could, at certain concentrations, be toxic. This applies not only to obvious candidates such as asbestos, lead, and gasoline, but also to compounds such as caffeine and headache tablets. While the field of toxicology has numerous texts devoted to aspects of biology, chemistry, and mechanism of action, the need remains for a book that places toxicology within the framework of our daily lives. A Small Dose of Toxicology presents the principles of toxicology by exploring the effects of common chemical agents such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. It reviews the fundamentals of dose-response and factors of individual sensitivity in regard to these drugs, and then applies this knowledge to environmental contaminates such as lead, arsenic, pesticides, mercury, and radiation. Chapters discuss neurotoxicology, risk assessment, carcinogenicity, and with a variety of specific toxic agents, with each chapter designed as a self-contained module to allow for flexibility in the selection of personal or academic material. Exploring current toxicology concerns within a human context, this text discusses how toxicology affects our everyday lives while providing insight into the broader issues of public health and disease prevention. Environmental and public health professionals, as well as novices and students requiring a basic foundation in toxicology will find this resource incredibly useful.
Call Number: RA1213 .G54 2008
Publication Date: 2004-02-18
Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists by Mark E. StelljesProviding non-scientific readers with basic toxicological concepts, Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists explains how those concepts and their applications affect everyday life. Readers will find an introduction to the study of toxic chemicals on humans and the environment, close examinations of toxicology issues, and a discussion of the general approach to risk assessment.
Call Number: RA1213 .S73 2000
Publication Date: 1999-11-28
Toxics a to Z by John Harte; Cheryl Holdren; Richard Schneider; Christine ShirleyToxics A to Z features and alphabetical listing of over 100 toxics, identifying . . . What they are How they are measured Where they are found The symptoms of exposure What their known risks are How we can lessen or avoid those risks An easy-to-use Cross-Reference Guide to help readers identify toxics in 18 major groups, including indoor and outdoor air pollutants, household items, and lawn and garden products A glossary of terms, explanation of abbreviations, and listing of sources for further help and information