Biological Monitoring of Toxic Metals

Author: Thomas W. Clarkson,Lars Friberg,Gunnar F. Nordberg,Polly R. Sager

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461309611

Category: Medical

Page: 698

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This document is the result of a conference on "Biological Monitoring of Metals" held in Rochester, June 2-6, 1986, organized jointly by the Environmental Health Sciences Center of the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Rochester, NY, and the Scientific Committee on the Toxicology of Metals within the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) at the Karolinska Institute and the National (Swedish) Institute of Environmental Medicine and the University of Umea, Sweden. The aim of the Conference was to define and evaluate the scientific basis for the biological monitoring of metals. The conference was co-sponsored by the World Health Organization through its International Program on Chemical Safety and received substantial encouragement and support from the Swedish Work Environmental Fund and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This was the second conference organized jointly by the Scientific Committee on the Toxicology of Metals and The Toxicology Division of the University of Rochester. The previous joint conference was held in 1982 on the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of Metals. In addition, conferences have been organized by each group (see Appendices A and B). Several of these conferences are specially relevant to the topic of the current conference. These include the joint conference mentioned above and the conferences on dose-effect and dose-response relationship held in Tokyo in 1974 and on accumulation of metals held in Buenos Aires in 1972.
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Occupational Neurotoxicology

Author: Lucio G. Costa,Luigi Manzo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000083292

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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First published in 1988, many chemical compounds present in workplace settings can produce a number of impairments in the human nervous system. As the situations in which neurotoxic agents have been recognized in exposed workers has grown, so has the importance of occupational neurotoxicology as a specialty. Addressing some of the most vital concerns in the field, Occupational Neurotoxicology discusses: Neurotoxic agents commonly encountered in the workplace Signs and symptoms of neurotoxicity and of the factors affecting neurotoxic effects Biological monitoring and the use of biomarkers Epidemiological methods and clinical approaches to occupational neurotoxicology The analysis of behavioral, electrophysiological, and imaging techniques in the diagnosis of neurotoxicity Occupational neurotoxicity in developing countries The evaluation and management of occupational illnesses due to neurotoxicity Occupational Neurotoxicology concisely covers important facts on the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents that can impair or alter the structure of the nervous system. Professionals and researchers in the fields of occupational medicine, toxicology, epidemiology, neurology, industrial hygiene, and psychology will all find relevant information on the health problems that can occur from exposure to neurotoxicants.
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Handbook of Elemental Speciation II

Species in the Environment, Food, Medicine and Occupational Health

Author: Rita Cornelis,Joe Caruso,Helen Crews,Klaus G. Heumann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470855980

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Written by an internationally recognized group of editors and contributors, Handbook of Elemental Speciation, Volume 2 provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary presentation of the analytical techniques involved in speciation. Comprehensive coverage of key elements and compounds in situ Addresses the analysis and impact of these elements and compounds, e.g. arsenic, lead, copper, iron, halogens, etc., in food, the environment, clinical and occupational health Detailed methodology and data are reported, as well as regulatory limits Includes general introduction on the impact in these key areas
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Preventive Strategies for Living in a Chemical World

A Symposium in Honor of Irving J. Selikoff

Author: Eula Bingham,Irving J. Selikoff,David P. Rall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573310741

Category: Medical

Page: 588

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This text presents scientific inquiry into the causes of environmental and occupational disease, and the means of reducing the toll of illness and death from environmental agents. The preventive strategies discussed include identifying agents causing disease, determining exposure to them, setting priorities for change based on risk assessment, educating citizens and workers, and regulatory approaches.
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Energy Research Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Power resources

Page: N.A

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Includes all works deriving from DOE, other related government-sponsored information and foreign nonnuclear information.
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Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2010

Author: Cathy Hartley,Gareth Wyn Jones,Alison Neale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857433777

Category: Reference

Page: 711

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Examining environmental issues throughout the world, this reference title contains thorough definitions and explanations of terms relating to the environment. The volume includes detailed maps, an extensive bibliography and a Who's Who section, making this an essential one-stop reference work for anyone interested in environmental issues. Features of this title include: an updated A-Z section of key terms and issues surrounding the environment a comprehensive directory section organized alphabetically by country, listing main governmental and non-governmental organizations, both national and international a series of maps showing environmental features both regionally and world-wide an extensive bibliography of relevant periodicals a comprehensive who's who section of the leading personalities actively involved with environmental affairs. This new edition includes three revised and updated essays on The Politics of the Environment: 'International Environmental Politics and the State' – by Hugh Dyer 'International Organizations and the Global Environment' – by Hannes R. Stephan and Fariborz Zelli 'The Ethical Dimentionsof Global Environmental Change' – by Chukwumerije Okereke
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