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Genetic toxicology of environmental chemicals proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 24-28, 1985 by International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (4th 1985 Stockholm, Sweden)

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Published by A.R. Liss in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Genetic toxicology -- Congresses.,
  • Chemical mutagenesis -- Congresses.,
  • Carcinogenesis -- Congresses.,
  • Mutagens -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementeditors, Claes Ramel, Bo Lambert, Jan Magnusson.
SeriesProgress in clinical and biological research ;, v. 209
ContributionsRamel, Claes., Lambert, Bo, 1943-, Magnusson, Jan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA1224.3 .I57 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2714226M
ISBN 100845150596, 0845101900, 0845101919
LC Control Number86007153

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Environmental Toxicology provides fundamental knowledge on the toxicological effects of environmental chemicals on living systems. Its fifteen chapters cover the occurrence of toxicants, air pollution, environmental metals, pesticides and related materials such as PCBs and dioxins, mutagenesis, and environmental cancer. In the late s, a small group of biologists became concerned that chemical mutagens represented a serious and possibly global environmental threat. Genetic toxicology is nurtured as much by public culture as by professional practices, reflecting the interplay of genetics research and environmental by: Drug Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section. Genetic toxicology is a well-established part of safety testing for product development. Recent advances in methods and technologies, as well as the emergence of new challenges for product development, are changing the type of data that are generated and the way that genetic toxicology data are utilized. The book contains chapters on the most important workplace exposures such as metals, pesticides, solvents, plastics, gases, and particulate matter, as well as the organs likely to be affected. A Laboratory Manual presents a practical guide to genetic toxicology testing of chemicals in a GLP environment. The most commonly used assays are.

International Conference on Environmental Mutagens. and Ramel, Claes. and Lambert, Bo. and Magnusson, Jan. Genetic toxicology of environmental chemicals: proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, held in Stockholm, Sweden, June , / editors, Claes Ramel, Bo Lambert, Jan Magnusson A.R. Liss New York Thus, it is suggested that many of the nongenotoxic National Toxicology Program (NTP) carcinogens are tumour promoting agents, and as such their classification as carcinogens presents the dual problem of forcing genetic toxicologists to doubt the validity of their assays and of depriving workers in tumor-promotion of chemicals, which could. Hereis the first historical and sociological account of the formation of an interdisciplinary science known as genetic toxicology, and of the scientists social movement that created it. After research geneticists discovered that synthetic chemicals were capable of changing the genetic structure of living organisms, scientists began to explore how these chemicals affected/5. Environmental toxicology is a multidisciplinary field of science concerned with the study of the harmful effects of various chemical, biological and physical agents on living organisms. Ecotoxicology is a subdiscipline of environmental toxicology concerned with studying the harmful effects of toxicants at the population and ecosystem levels.. Rachel Carson is considered the .

Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO) Contact Us; Print Feedback Export to File. Search: Progress in genetic toxicology: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Environmental Mutagens Developments in Toxicology and Environmental Science, 2 ISBN. Tags • Chloroform Update TITLE AND ABSTRACT. The evaluation of potential mutagenic activity is a critical step in the assessment of the safety of both new and pre-existing chemical types. In Genetic Toxicology: Principles and Methods, expert contributors help to satisfy the demand for education in this tremendously important area of study. Unintended side effects from the use of agricultural chemicals are further complicated by the dispersal of these substances well beyond the area of immediate use, through food chains, atmospheric transport, irrigation runoff, percolation to and diffusion through ground­ water, sometimes giving rise to public health and environmental problems. Genetic toxicology is nurtured as much by public culture as by professional practices, reflecting the interplay of genetics research and environmental politics. Drawing on a wealth of resources, Scott Frickel examines the creation of this field through the lens of social movement theory.