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Chemistry, Health and Environment, 2nd Edition

Chemistry, Health and Environment, 2nd Edition

Olov Sterner

ISBN: 978-3-527-32582-5

Jun 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

413 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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This second edition of a successful title bridging toxicology and environmental chemistry adopts a unique approach that 'follows' chemicals on a molecular level, from the environment through the different uptake mechanisms into the body. Along the way, this textbook explains the different routes of degradation and metabolism of the different classes of chemicals, linking general chemical properties to their toxicological equivalents. All the chapters have been thoroughly updated and the contents significantly expanded, including new chapters on modern pesticides, food chemicals and solvents, as well as a chapter discussing the difficulties of accurate measurements of carcinogenesis in man.
The text is aimed at a wide audience ranging from pharmacologists to environmental chemists and toxicologists.
Chemicals and society
The chemicals of life and nature
Chemical properties
Uptake, distribution and elimination of chemicals
Metabolism of exogenous compounds in mammals
Conversions and transformations in the environment
Toxic effects of chemicals
The molecular basis for genotoxicity and carcinogenicity
Hazardous chemicals
Environmental effects of chemicals

"Detailed chapter subsection headings and a comprehensive index make this a usable reference book. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 March 2011)