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Toxicology is the field that studies the harmful effects of drugs, substances, and natural or synthetic chemicals on human, animal, and environmental health.
The field is multidisciplinary. For further information the following library guides and web pages go deeper into these subjects:
Understanding the field of toxicology--textbooks
These books provides the basics for understanding the field of toxicology.
Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology by
Publication Date: 2011
Introduction to the field of toxicology, hands-on guide to poison treatments, and public health information. Catalogues the harmful effects on their specific effects on the human body, plants, animals, and the surrounding environment. Includes information on biological warfare, modern toxicological methods, and threshold values.
Veterinary Toxicology by
Publication Date: 2012
Basic principles of veterinary toxicology and a clinical resource for those practicing in the field. There are expanded discussions on international topics such as epidemiology of animal poisonings and regulatory guidelines and poisonous plants in Europe.