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Document ID (ISN)67160
CIS number 96-1425
ISBN(s) 0-306-44785-1
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schecter A.
Title Dioxins and health
Bibliographic information Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA, 1994. xxii, 710p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 125.00 USA and Canada; USD 150.00 elsewhere.
Abstract This manual comprises contributions from specialists in various disciplines on recent research into dioxins and related compounds. Contents include: an overview of the effects of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds; methods of risk assessment; environmental sources, distribution and fate; dioxins in food; toxicology; pharmacokinetics; immunotoxic effects; species comparison of dose-response effects and implications for risk assessment; developmental and reproductive toxicity; aquatic toxicity; mammalian carcinogenesis; neurochemical and behavioural effects; exposure assessment and measurement in human tissues; human health effects of polychlorinated biphenyls; cancer epidemiology; reproductive epidemiology of dioxins; health effects of the Seveso accident and other incidents.
Descriptors (primary) dioxins; biological effects; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; exposure tests; chlorinated dibenzodioxins; antifertility effects; polychlorinated biphenyls; chlorinated dibenzofurans; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; manuals; hazard evaluation; epidemiologic study; ecotoxicology; toxicity evaluation; teratogenic effects; dose-response relationship; carcinogenic effects; immunotoxic effects; food contamination; neurotoxic effects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Heterocyclic compounds