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Introduction-General Considerations and International Perspectives
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Environmental Medicine.
2007 (English)In: Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals, 3rd Edition / [ed] Gunnar F. Nordberg, Bruce A. Fowler, Monica Nordberg and Lars T. Friberg, San Diego: Elsevier, 2007, 3, 1-9 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This introductory chapter is composed of two parts. The first section is a brief history of the science of the toxicology of metals by the late Dr. Lars Friberg. He delineates the early realization of the need for international cooperation and consensus that have guided seminal studies related to environmental and occupational toxicology. In this spirit, he initiated work on the first edition of the Handbook of Toxicology of Metals that included contributors from around the world. The second section takes up some current concerns related to the toxicology of metals. It highlights such concerns in relation to the current status of the scientific understanding to date of the metals included and discussed fully in the chapters of the Handbook. Furthermore, it draws attention to future directions in generating new knowledge to fill gaps in the continued quest to assemble the knowledge base necessary for the protection of human health from adverse consequences related to exposure to metals.

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San Diego: Elsevier, 2007, 3. 1-9 p.
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Pharmacology and Toxicology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76454DOI: 10.1016/B978-012369413-3/50056-2ISI: 000311285300003ISBN: 978-0-12-369413-3OAI: diva2:636776
Available from: 2013-07-12 Created: 2013-07-09 Last updated: 2013-07-12Bibliographically approved

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