A Small Dose of Toxicology: Available in English, Chinese, Arabic, and German!


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A Small Dose of Toxicology is an introductory toxicology textbook that examines the health effects of common chemical agents and places toxicology within the framework of our daily lives. Agents covered include not only obvious candidates such as lead, mercury, and solvents, but familiar compounds such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Additional chapters cover basic toxicology, targets of toxic agents, and applied toxicology.

This revised and expanded second edition is available only as an e-book and contains numerous hyperlinks to articles and PowerPoint presentations on Toxipedia, the free, wiki-based toxicology encyclopedia. Links to references and other informational websites are also included. Future editions will feature additional chapters on new topics such as nanotechnology. Stay tuned!

Teaching Resources - each chapter has a PowerPoint presentation for use in teaching or chapter review at the A Small Dose of Toxicology web site.

Highly Commended - A Small Dose of Toxicology, First Edition, was listed by the British Medical Association Library as "Highly Commended" in the 2004 Public Health category book competition! see more reviews

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Author Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT

Dr. Gilbert is director and founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), Seattle, Washington and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. INND is a non-profit (501(c)3) institute dedicated to research and education in the field of toxicology.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Getting Started

A Small Dose of ...

Targets of Toxic Agents


  • Chapter 21 - Air Pollution
  • Chapter 22 - Water Pollution (coming soon)
  • Chapter 23 - Soil Pollution (coming soon)

Applied Toxicology


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