Handbook of Hazardous Materials

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9780121894108: Handbook of Hazardous Materials

Handbook of Hazardous Materials is a one-volume compendium of hazardous materials that discusses the toxic effects of these materials on human health and the global environment. It provides comprehensive coverage of individual toxic elements, covers hazardous material groups, and includes more general articles such as evaluation and testing of carcinogens, transport of pollutants, and inhalation toxicology. The fully referenced articles are presented in alphabetical order. The book features a subject index as well as numerous cross-references.

Individual articles are preceded by a topical outline and discuss the origin, prevalence, mechanisms of toxicity and damaging effects of each hazardous material.
Comprehensive coverage of individual toxic elements, including
Asbestos
Alar
Lead
Mercury
Coverage of hazardous material groups, such as
Pesticides
Food additives
Nitrogen compounds
More general articles, such as
Evaluation and testing of carcinogens
Transport of pollutants
Inhalation toxicology

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"The specialized chapters on ecotoxicology testing, formaldehyde, mineral particles in the lung, and anticarcinogens are particularly valuable.
--SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
It gives a good overview on the hazardous substances and their action on the environment and human health and thus will be appreciated by both scientists and engineers who need not to be specialized in the particular field. Regarding the broad and ample information contained in this book its price seemsto be justified.

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