Volume 30, Issue 3 (July 1985)
A Review of Hazardous Metals in Toxicology
This book contains comprehensive information for analysis and evaluation of metals in human toxicology. After a short general discussion on absorption, metabolism, excretion, and dose-effect relationships, a more detailed chapter deals with biological effects and monitoring exposure to toxic metals. Firstly, principles of biological monitoring are discussed in the context of biochemical effects on animal systems. Then, indices for exposure are discussed in considerable detail for each of the nine most important toxic metals. Each is dealt with in the context of interpretation and the significance of monitoring in blood, urine, hair, or other specimens.