||Biologic markers in immunotoxicology /
||National Research Council, Washington, DC. Subcommittee on Immunotoxicology.;Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
|| National Academy Press,
||ISBN-0-309-04389-1; ATSDR-U50/ATU300009-02; ATSDR-U50/ATU300009-03
Biochemical markers. ;
Environmental Pollutants--adverse effects. ;
Immune System--drug effects. ;
Immunotoxins--adverse effects. ;
Biological markers ;
Autoimmune diseases ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||218 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
||The report focuses on the human immune system and its response to environmental toxicants. The authoring committee provides direction for continuing development of biologic markers, with strategies for applying markers to immunotoxicity in humans and recommended outlines for clinical and field studies. The book provides a technical overview of these and other key issues: (1) How the monitoring of biologic markers such as lymphocytes in the blood (called T cells) can be used to determine the effects of potentially harmful environmental toxicants; (2) Types of disease resulting from immune suppression; (3) Hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiency; (4) Characteristics of the immune system. The use of immunotoxicity markers will help scientists and those responsible for public health better respond to reduce human chemical exposure.
||Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-181) and index. Microfiche.
||Introduction -- The structure and function of the immune system and mechanisms of immunotoxicity -- Biologic markers for immune-mediated disease -- Autoimmune diseases -- The capacity of toxic agents to compromise the immune system (biologic markers of immunosuppression) -- Animal models for use in detecting immunotoxic potential and determining mechanisms of action -- Human immune-system biologic markers of immunotoxicity -- Application of biologic markers of immunotoxicity in epidemiology -- Use of biologic markers in controversial areas of environmental health -- Summary and recommendations.
||Washington, D.C. :
||Library of Congress catalog card no. 91-67588. Sponsored by Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA., and Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
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||National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Immunotoxicology.
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