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The indispensable resource for health professionals on potentiallyunsafe chemicals--now fully updated
Proctor and Hughes' Chemical Hazards of the Workplace, FifthEdition provides a comprehensive reference text for healthprofessionals who need toxicology data on chemicals that may beencountered in various work settings. Building on the success ofthe Fourth Edition-already a standard text-this new edition updatesand revises the more than 600 entries of that text, and also addsmonographs on new compounds.
Introductory chapters cover toxicological concepts, clinicalmanifestations of exposure, the diagnosis of occupational disease,and industrial hygiene aspects of chemical exposures. The rest ofthe text consists of more than 625 alphabetically arranged entrieson individual compounds, each of which includes:
* Chemical formula
* CAS number
* 2003 ACGIH (American Conference of Government IndustrialHygienists) threshold limit value
* Synonyms
* Physical properties
* Sources of exposure
* Routes of exposure
* Toxicological data
The toxicological data includes both acute and chronic effects,especially as related to any known exposure levels. The dataemphasizes human studies and cases over animal data wheneversufficient information is available, and addresses any knowncarcinogenic, mutagenic, fetotoxic, or other reproductive effects.Clinical information is presented in a succinct narrative form toaid in understanding.
Easy to use, in-depth, and comprehensive, Proctor and Hughes'Chemical Hazards of the Workplace, Fifth Edition offersoccupational health physicians, nurses, industrial hygienists, andother safety professionals an invaluable and up-to-date resource.

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GLORIA J. HATHAWAY, PhD, is a consultant in environmentaltoxicology and a former contributor to ASTDR Case Studies inEnvironmental Medicine.

NICK H. PROCTOR, PhD, is Director of Product Safety at amajor consumer products company and a Diplomate of the AmericanBoard of Toxicology.

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“ ... (this book) is a bit of a rare beast in that it isactually an easy-to-read reference book written in a narrativeform.”  (Health & Safety at Work, July 2005)

"A good medical, university or special library serving safetyprofessionals or students of these fields will want to have all ofthese reference works available for their patrons, and thatincludes the Proctor and Hughes." (E-STREAMS, January2005)

"...users of this reference may rely on this book to be the'health' tile in a comprehensive chemical health and safetymosaic." (Facilities Manager, February 2005)

"This book provides clinical information emphasizing humanstudies and cases rather than animal data whenever possible."(Industrial Hygiene News, January 2005)

“...a substantial and well-organizedtext...” (Journal of Applied Toxicology,Vol24.No.6, November/ December 2004)

“...(a) detailed book...explained in terms thatare easily understood”. (Health & Safety Review,Vol.9, No.8, October 2004)

"...an excellent and easy-to-use reference.”(Chemical Health & Safety, September-October 2004)

"Health professionals should be pleased to have this updatedvolume available." (Vet Human Toxicology, 46 (4) August2004)

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