EPA Science Inventory

Immune System Toxicity and Immunotoxicity Hazard Identification

Citation:

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).

Description:

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.

Purpose/Objective:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

ORD-004448-INTRO.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 429.307 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 02/05/2015
Completion Date: 02/05/2015
Record Last Revised: 06/19/2015
Record Created: 03/16/2015
Record Released: 03/16/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 307264

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION

CARDIOPULMONARY AND IMMUNOTOXICOLOGY BRANCH