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The Poison Paradox - Chemicals as Friends and Foes

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Published in 2005 by the Oxford University Press.

Every day we are surrounded by chemicals that are potentially harmful. Some of these we take intentionally in the form of drugs; some we take unknowingly through the food we eat, and the environment around us. John Timbrell explores what makes particular chemicals harmful, what their effects are, and how we can test for them. He examines drugs such as Paracetamol and what it does to the body; Ricin, the most toxic substance known to man; Paraquat, a widely available weedkiller; and how the puffer fish, eaten as a delicacy in Japan, can kill. Using case studies from all around the world, such as the Spanish Oil syndrome which made over 20,000 people ill in Madrid, Timbrell uncovers the facts behind chemical scares. He shows how, with a rational, scientific, and balanced approach, risks can be assessed and managed safely.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket. In excellent almost 'as new' condition throughout. Slight creasing on top edge of the dust jacket.

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Author(s):
John Timbrell
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 16cm
Edition:
205
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192804952
ISBN-13:
9780192804952
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Poison Paradox - Chemicals as Friends and Foes

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Published in 2005 by the Oxford University Press.

Every day we are surrounded by chemicals that are potentially harmful. Some of these we take intentionally in the form of drugs; some we take unknowingly through the food we eat, and the environment around us. John Timbrell explores what makes particular chemicals harmful, what their effects are, and how we can test for them. He examines drugs such as Paracetamol and what it does to the body; Ricin, the most toxic substance known to man; Paraquat, a widely available weedkiller; and how the puffer fish, eaten as a delicacy in Japan, can kill. Using case studies from all around the world, such as the Spanish Oil syndrome which made over 20,000 people ill in Madrid, Timbrell uncovers the facts behind chemical scares. He shows how, with a rational, scientific, and balanced approach, risks can be assessed and managed safely.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket. In excellent almost 'as new' condition throughout. Slight creasing on top edge of the dust jacket.

Author(s):
John Timbrell
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 16cm
Edition:
205
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192804952
ISBN-13:
9780192804952
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Poison Paradox - Chemicals as Friends and Foes

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