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Immune System Toxicity and Immunotoxicity Hazard Identification
Luebke, R. Immune System Toxicity and Immunotoxicity Hazard Identification. Chapter 16, Mohamed Abou Donia (ed.), Mammalian Toxicology. John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, New York, NY, 1:323-337, (2014).
The book "Mammalian Toxicology" is intended primarily for advanced undergraduates, graduates, and post graduates in toxicology, biology, chemistry and medicine. Secondarily, it is intended for toxicologists working in academic institutions, chemical industries, pharmaceutical companies, government and contract research laboratories, health professionals, law makers, legislatures, and environmentalists (Editor's description). My chapter covers the topic of immunotoxicology.
Exposure to chemicals may alter immune system health, increasing the risk of infections, allergy and autoimmune diseases. The chapter provides a concise overview of the immune system, host factors that affect immune system heal, and the effects that xenobiotic exposure may have on immune system health.
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