Elsevier unveils new edition of toxicology handbook

The second edition of "Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents." | Courtesy of Elsevier
Elsevier, Inc., released the second edition of its widely acclaimed "Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents" and other related books on Monday during ToxExpo.

The textbook covers toxicants and their effects on humans and animals. The book also details other information including organ toxicity and analytical methods.

The book builds on the first edition, which is considered to be a highly respected resource, Elsevier said. The second edition introduces information on chemicals used in conflicts and war zones.

The second edition is edited by Murray State University Toxicology Department Professor Ramesh Gupta. Gupta serves on multiple agency panels including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
   
The three other books unveiled Monday by the publisher are "The Nonhuman Primate in Nonclinical Drug Development and Safety Assessment," "Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology" and the second edition of "Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung." Printed versions of these books can be purchased at the Elsevier store, prices range from $170 to $225.
   
The publisher focuses on health, science and technological information that includes over 33,000 textbooks and references. Elsevier also publishes more than 2,500 scientific journals.

Society of Toxicology's ToxExpo, an exhibition dedicated to toxicology and the biomedical sciences, is running through Thursday in San Diego.    

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