Written in clear, simple language, this concise book introduces the lay person to the science of toxicology as it relates to daily living. The book provides a general overview of toxicology, presenting the facts and underlying principles needed by non-specialists for making decisions about potentially hazardous substances in everyday settings. Understanding Toxicology: Chemicals, Their Benefits and Risks will help you separate fact from fiction and better evaluate conflicting news reports on toxic substances and hazards. It's for everyone interested in chemical safety, toxic risks, pollution, hazardous wastes, and potential health hazards found in the home, at work, and in the environment.In addition to the information provided below, more information about street drugs can be found in the books by Hindmarsh ... CANNABIS Cannabis (marijuana, hashish, or hash oil) comes from the plant, Cannabis sativa. ... In addition, it contains about twice as much tar as the strongest cigarette. ... Lung changes observed are similar to those seen in older people who have smoked tobacco for decades.
|Author||:||H. Bruno Schiefer, Donald Grant Irvine, Shirley Cynthia Buzik|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1997-02-28|