September 2016 Academic & Specialist Island Press

Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology Alan Kolok


Paperback | Sep 2016 | Island Press | 9781610913829 | 224pp | 229x152mm | RFB
Hardback | Sep 2016 | Island Press | 224pp | 229x152mm | RFB

This accessible book explains basic principles in plain language while illuminating the most important issues in contemporary toxicology. Kolok begins by exploring age-old precepts such as the dose-response relationship and goes on to show exactly how chemicals enter the body and elicit their toxic effect. Kolok then traces toxicology’s development, from studies of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in toiletries to the emerging science on prions and epigenetics.