Toxicology is a rather emerging and lively discipline in these last years, when the global reset of economy is rendering old-fashioned most of the classical study areas in biomedicine and applied chemistry. In fact, primarily for its role in protecting human and animal health (for the latter, more in the case of farm and pet animals than for wild species), toxicology is vividly depicted by most of the media. Both rich and poor countries are regularly involved in debates dealing with a variety of toxicants. However eco-toxicology and more in general environmental sciences grow of importance every day. The sudden disappearance of animal populations (both invertebrates and vertebrates) represents a warning for the presence of dispersed contaminants, which inhibit the reproductive success of a given animal species, and are a potential hazard for local human populations. This book is definitely a textbook, for the way it is arranged and structured. Also its internal structure, with short paragraphs, summaries, suggested readings and review articles, aims at covering the widest range of general toxicology. Starting from basic concepts in toxicology testing (noticeable forensic toxicology and idiosyncratic reactions), it embeds twelve paragraphs under the label Exposure, all concisely, yet very efficaciously, presented. In general this Frank A. Barile's (Associate professor active in the New York area) opus is useful for toxicologists, biomedical scientists dealing with regulatory activities, committed veterinarians and decision-makers in the field of biotech SME. We suggest to biomedical libraries and translating publishing houses to seriously take it into consideration.
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