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Title: Principles and methods for the assessment of neurotoxicity associated with exposure to chemicals / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
Authors: World Health Organization
United Nations Environment Programme
International Labour Organization
International Programme on Chemical Safety
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: A detailed evaluation of the principles and methods currently used to explore the association between exposure to chemicals and the development of adverse neurobehavioural changes. Emphasis is placed on the use of animals as systems to model and predict adverse reactions in the human nervous system. The book has five sections. The first deals with general factors to be considered in the design of neurotoxicity studies and in the statistical analysis of their results. Experience acquired in the recent outbreaks of poisoning from methyl mercury and carbon disulfide are used to demonstrate both the importance of evaluating the neurotoxicity of chemicals and the power of animal studies to predict human responses. The remaining sections provide extensive information on methods developed in each of the four major research disciplines that contribute to the neurotoxic assessment of environmental chemicals
Description: pol issued by: Lodz : Institute of Occupational Medicine
180 p.
Subject: Nervous System Diseases
Environmental Exposure
Context: chemically induced diagnosis
metadata.dc.subject.other: Community Health and Primary Health Care
Other Identifiers: 9241542608
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