Toxicology: What Everyone Should Know,
Edition 1
By Aalt Bast and Jaap C Hanekamp

Publication Date: 13 Jun 2017

Toxicology: What Everyone Should Know is an essential reference for anyone looking for an entry into this fascinating field of study. This innovative book describes important discoveries in toxicology through the ages, explores their historical and sociological impacts, and shows how they still influence recent, state-of-the-art developments.

In addition, the book shows how these developments are extrapolated into public and political perceptions on risks and the regulatory consequences, emphasizing environmental issues, such as manmade and natural chemicals, their interaction and impact, nutrition, and drugs.

Users will find a cutting-edge approach to nutritional and combinatorial toxicology, risk evaluation modeling and the benefits of chemicals exposure (nutrition versus man-made chemicals), environmental health, and legislative frameworks to control the public’s chemical exposure.

This is an essential reference for those looking for an introduction to toxicology, its past, and exciting future.

Key Features

  • Presents a seminal toxicological discovery in each chapter, describing its evolution towards today’s cutting-edge techniques
  • Shows how the study of toxicology directly impacts legislature, and discusses the need for a new look at risk evaluations
  • Includes introductions to a variety of toxicological concerns, such as risk perception, pesticides contamination, carcinogenic compounds, drug toxicities, and toxicological modelling
About the author
By Aalt Bast, Professor of Human Toxicology at Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of Maastricht University, in Maastricht, the Netherlands and Dean of the Venlo Campus of Maastricht University in Venlo, the Netherlands. and Jaap C Hanekamp, Associate professor, University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands and Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Massachusetts, Environmental Health Sciences, Amherst, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128053485
Page Count: 108
Retail Price : £62.95
  • Hodgson and Roe, Dictionary of Toxicology, 3rd Edition, Nov 2014, 9780124201699, $99.95
  • Wexler, Concise Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Jun 2015, 9780123869180, $149.95

Professional researchers and risk assessors, and graduate and postgraduate students new to the field of toxicology