Dioxins and Health.
Dioxins are the most potent, well known, and long lasting of the persistent organic pollutants (POPS), and are of great interest in public health, toxicology, chemistry, medicine, law, and to regulatory agencies worldwide. In the years since publication of the first edition of Dioxins and Health, major advances have been made in human epidemiology as well as in animal studies. The second edition updates the science involved in the dioxin and PCB literature.
Arnold Schecter (ed.). New York, NY:
Plenum Press, 1994.
“…an excellent presentation of policy and science…it presents a large of information that is useful to scientific and medical experts, policy makers, and the general public.”(Chemical Health & Safety, November/December 2003)
“It’s an invaluable resource that toxicologists, epidemiologists, regulators, environmental chemists and scientists will find informative and practical in their continuing search for hazard and risk evaluation criteria.” (Veterinary and Human Toxicology, October 2003)
“The editors are to be commended for authoring this second edition of a definitive work on the health effects of dioxin (the first edition was in 1994). The contributors they selected have done and excellent job at presenting the data on the health effects of dioxins and related chemicals.” (Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 106)
“Scientists, students, and government officials seeking to know more about…a class of chemicals with an astounding impact on environmental health policy should find…[it] a valuable reference.” (Environmental Health Perspectives, September 2003)
From the Back Cover
- Health Risk Assessment of Dioxinlike Compounds
- Pharmacokinetics of Dioxins and Related Compounds
- Experimental Toxicology: Carcinogensis
- Reproductive and Developmental Epidemiology
- Chemical, Environmental, and Health Aspects of the Seveso, Italy Accident
- The Yusho Rice Oil Poisoning Incident
- Agent Orange in Vietnam
Toxicologists, environmental, toxicologist epidemiologists, environmental chemists, regulators, and environmental attorneys will find Dioxins and Health, Second Edition to be an invaluable resource.