This new fifth edition of Information Resources in Toxicology offers a consolidated entry portal for the study, research, and practice of toxicology. This book represents a unique, wide-ranging, curated, international, annotated bibliography, and directory of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. The editors and authors are among the leaders of the profession sharing their cumulative wisdom in toxicology's subdisciplines. This edition keeps pace with the digital world in directing and linking readers to relevant websites and other online tools.
Due to the increasing size of the hardcopy publication, the current edition has been divided into two volumes to make it easier to handle and consult. Volume I: Background, Resources, and Tools, arranged in 5 parts, begins with chapters on the science of toxicology, its history, and informatics framework in Part 1. Part 2 continues with chapters organized by more specific subject such as cancer, clinical toxicology, genetic toxicology, etc. The categorization of chapters by resource format, for example, journals and newsletters, technical reports, organizations constitutes Part 3. Part 4 further considers toxicology's presence via the Internet, databases, and software tools. Among the miscellaneous topics in the concluding Part 5 are laws and regulations, professional education, grants and funding, and patents. Volume II: The Global Arena offers contributed chapters focusing on the toxicology contributions of over 40 countries, followed by a glossary of toxicological terms and an appendix of popular quotations related to the field.
The book, offered in both print and electronic formats, is carefully structured, indexed, and cross-referenced to enable users to easily find answers to their questions or serendipitously locate useful knowledge they were not originally aware they needed. Among the many timely topics receiving increased emphasis are disaster preparedness, nanotechnology, -omics, risk assessment, societal implications such as ethics and the precautionary principle, climate change, and children's environmental health.
- The most comprehensive compendium of print, digital, and organizational resources in the toxicological sciences
- In 2 volumes, over 120 chapters contributed by experts and leaders in their respective sub-disciplines within toxicology
- Highlights resources both by topic and format
- Contains chapters representing more than 40 countries authored by renowned toxicologists of those countries
- Newly updated with all relevant key references and Web links
- Includes concise narratives about toxicologic sub-disciplines and valuable appendices such as the IUPAC Glossary of Terms in Toxicology
1. Overview of International Activities 2. European Union 3. Argentina 4. Australia 5. Brazil 6. Canada 7. Chile 8. China 9. Czech Republic 10. Denmark 11. Ecuador 12. Finland 13. France 14. Germany 15. Greece 16. India 17. Iran 18. Israel 19. Italy 20. Japan 21. Kenya 22. Malaysia 23. Mexico 24. The Netherlands 25. New Zealand 26. Norway 27. Peru 28. Poland 28. Portugal 30. Russia 31. Saudi Arabia 32. Serbia 33. Singapore 34. South Africa 35. South Korea 36. Spain 37. Sweden 38. Switzerland 39. Taiwan 40. Turkey 41. United Kingdom 42. Uruguay 43. Venezuela
Appendix I: Glossary II: Quotes
Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), has a Ph.D. in toxicology and is a Diplomat of American Board of Toxicology. He is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. Dr. Gilbert's research has focused on neurobehavioral effects of low-level exposure to lead and mercury on the developing nervous system. His book, A Small Dose of Toxicology- The Health Effects of Common Chemicals was published in 2004 and the 2nd edition is available for free as an E-book (www.asmalldoseoftoxicology.org). The book was recently translated and published in Chinese and has been translated into Arabic, German, and Spanish. He started the wiki based web site Toxipedia (www.toxipedia.org) which includes a suite of sites that put scientific information in the context of history, society, and culture (temporily offline) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Asish Mohapatra has 22 years professional work experience in the multi-disciplinary areas of toxicology, health risk assessment, chemical fate, transport and transformation and climate change impacts in permafrost affected soils, computational toxicology, systems biology, biomedical informatics and data fusion tools, methodologies and framework applications in toxicology and health risk analysis.
Asish has carried out numerous critical reviews of environmental health risk analysis projects, managed and led chemical toxicology reviews, exposure analysis and risk assessment guidelines and methodologies development.
He has completed critical reviews of toxicological and health risk assessments of contaminated sites, indoor and outdoor air quality, soil and water quality analysis; toxicology and health risk assessment database developments; Developed and reviewed toxicological reference values and soil quality guidelines for petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons, metals and metalloids. Additional expertise in CBRN(Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear), energetics materials and Toxic Industrial Contaminants and consequence management; multiple data fusion models for advanced dose response assessment methodologies, assessment of complex chemical mixtures; health risks from a local and global health and security perspective
Asish has expertise in emerging informatics tools in collaborative predictive toxicology and risk assessment, computational toxicology and review of web 2.0 and 3.0 tools and applications in integrating data resources in toxicology and environmental public health risk analysis projects
Maintained and developed relationships with regional, federal, and international agencies including community groups to share information resources in the emerging environmental health toxicology and public health risk analysis in residential, commercial and industrial lands and interfaces settings.
Asish is a co-editor in chief of Global Security: Health, Science, and Policy, an interdisciplinary and a specialized journal under Routledge, Taylor and Francis, focusing on many disciplines intersecting health, environment, security, science and policy.
Dr. Sol Bobst, PhD, DABT has participated in several risk assessment reviews. He is a ten year member of the Society of Toxicology and the past president of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues specialty section. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, University Honors with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. His Doctoral degree is from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, and he holds a board certification from the American Board of Toxicology.
Antoinette Hayes is a preclinical drug safety toxicologist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. She has an expertise in discovery toxicology (small molecules, biologics, siRNA) and risk assessment/mitigation for early research targets. She's an avid science historian and has authored several book chapters on the history of toxicology and is a founding member of the Toxicology History Association.
Sara T. Humes recently graduated from the University of Florida with her PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration. Her dissertation research focused on emerging contaminants and novel mechanisms of toxicity, specifically the impact of carbon nanomaterial exposure on the host immune response and the role of protein adduct formation in the development of cumulative neurotoxicity after exposure to electrophilic chemicals. She has contributed to several articles and book chapters related to the nanotoxicology work, with plans for additional publications in the next year. Sara is a student member of both the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and is a trustee for the Toxicology Education Foundation. She has also received the Outstanding Student Research Award in the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health, the Delores A. Auzenne Dissertation Award from the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives at the University of Florida, and the Student Travel Award from the SOT Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section. At the time of publishing, she is looking forward to beginning her career in the fields of toxicology and public health.