Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Three-Volume Set: Chemicals and Concepts

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9780122272202: Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Three-Volume Set: Chemicals and Concepts

The Encyclopedia of Toxicology provides a comprehensive collection of concise and readable explanations of basic principles in toxicology and the potential hazards of chemicals. Written by highly qualified contributors and containing a broad selection of topics, the Encyclopedia of Toxicology is of value to both toxicologists and non-toxicologists, including physicians, attorneys, regulators, safety managers, and environmental engineers-anyone whose work involves the health and safety issues of common and uncommon substances. The Encyclopedia of Toxicology plays a critical role at the intermediate level by offering more detail than a dictionary while remaining accessible to the generalist in risk assessment, regulation, and consulting. The Encyclopedia includes entries related to research and clinical toxicology, risk assessment, ecotoxicology, epidemiology, radiation, noise, information resources, organizations, and education. With more than 750 entries, extensive cross-references, a detailed index, and numerousreferences to primary and secondary literature, the Encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource.

Key Features
* Provides an excellent selection of topics with more than 750 entries
* Organizes information in a highly structured format for easy reference
* Addresses basic, critical, and controversial elements in toxicology
* Overviews numerous key concepts and summarizes the hazardous properties of hundreds of chemicals
* Includes a detailed index and numerous cross references to primary and secondary literature
* Contains individual entries for both concepts and compounds--each chemical and metal has its own entry rather than being discussed briefly in a larger entry
* Provides extensive coverage of regulatory issues

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Philip Wexler is a Technical Information Specialist within with the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), where he has worked for twenty years. He is involved in testing, evaluating, enhancing, and documenting the TOXNET system and other NLM computerized files related to toxicology and hazardous chemicals, and is File Manager for the IRIS database. Mr. Wexler has taught and lectured widely on toxicology information in the U.S. and abroad, and has had numerous technical papers on the subject published. He has received the Distinguished Technical Communication Award by the Washington chapter of the Society for Technical Communication as well as the NLM Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement. Mr. Wexler also serves as an associate editor for a toxicology journal.

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"...an excellent source for students doing research and professionals dealing with industrial safety or the clinical management of patients. ...a fine addition to health sciences and academic libraries."
--AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL (1999)
"...the Wexler Encyclopedia provides an invaluable interface of experimental, applied, and regulatory toxicology... the most useful for undergraduate programs in toxicology is the Encyclopedia, providing an introduction to mulitple areas of toxicology that is superior to many textbooks and a concise, contemporary resource for all those concerned with the many aspects of human toxicology."
--JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY: CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

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