Hair in Toxicology

Hair in Toxicology

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Hair in Toxicology: An Important Biomonitor is the first book of its kind devoted exclusively to in-depth analysis of the hair shaft as an important tool for a diverse range of scientific investigations. This authoritative book combines contributions from experts in academic, governmental and industrial environments, to provide a unique, comprehensive look at: - Why hair can serve as an invaluable bio-resource in toxicology, with up-to-date reviews on hair growth, hair fibre formation and hair pigmentation - Information (including regulatory details) on the exposure of hair (and by extension the body) to drug and non-drug chemical and pollutants - Toxicological issues relevant to the use of hair products (including colourants, shampoos and depilatories) - The ability of hair to capture information on personal identity, chemical exposure, and environmental interactions - How hair can provide an understanding of human life from archaeological and historical perspectives - Future direction in the use of hair in toxicology Hair in Toxicology: An Important Biomonitor is ideal as a reference and guide to investigations in the biomedical, biochemical and pharmaceutical sciences at the graduate and post graduate level. Published Reviews: Below is an excerpt taken from a Book Review published in the Journal of Forensic Science . July 2006, Volume 51, No. 4: qOverall, the book is an excellent addition to the library of scientists interested in various areas of hair analysis. Most of the book flows well and is easy to read. There is an extensive index providing easy access to sections of interest, and it will be a useful reference tome for my bookshelf.q Christine, Moore, Ph.D.The slower growth of nail (toenail, 0.05 mm per day: finger nail, 0.1 mm per day) compared with human scalp hair fibres (alt;0.35 mm ... (especially of the foot) are not normally exposed to external contaminants, make the nail particularly useful for retrospective analysis. ... that dermistaken from one body region whencombined with epidermis from another body site (even in another individual ) will direct theanbsp;...

Title:Hair in Toxicology
Author:Desmond John Tobin
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry - 2005-01-01


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