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February 3, 2012

Free E-Book - "A Small Dose of Toxicology"

The book, A Small Dose of Toxicology, 2nd Edition, has been released as free E-book by Healthy World Press. More info:

Seattle, WA - A Small Dose of Toxicology : The Health Effects of Common Chemicals, 2nd Edition, by Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, was released as an e-book by Healthy World Press (www.healthyworldpress.org) on January 18, 2012. A Small Dose of Toxicology is an introductory toxicology textbook that examines the health effects of common chemical agents and places toxicology within the framework of everyday life. Agents covered include not only obvious candidates such as lead, mercury, and solvents, but familiar compounds such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Additional chapters cover basic toxicology, targets of toxic agents, risk assessment, history, and ethics.

This revised and expanded second edition is available only as an e-book and contains numerous hyperlinks to articles and PowerPoint presentations on Toxipedia (www.toxipedia.org), the free, wiki-based toxicology encyclopedia. Links to references and other informational websites are also included. Free copies can be downloaded to computers or e-readers (in EPUB, Kindle MOBI, or PDF format) from http://www.healthyworldpress.org.

A Small Dose of Toxicology is designed for students of all ages who are interested in learning about how common everyday chemicals affect their health. Teachers can freely access PowerPoint slides and links to current references for each chapter on Toxipedia, which is a complementary learning platform and provides a window into current scientific knowledge. Both Toxipedia and Healthy World Press strive to engage students and readers by placing scientific information in the context of history, society, and culture.

In keeping with Healthy World Press’s desire to share its efforts to foster a more peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world, A Small Dose of Toxicology is offered for free as an e-book. However, donations of $15.00 to $50.00 are encouraged to support the work of Healthy World Press and INND (The Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders). INND is a 501(c)(3) corporation so all donations are tax deductible.

Healthy World Press was founded in 2011 and publishes interdisciplinary print and e-books examining environmental health issues through multiple perspectives. A Small Dose of Toxicology, 2nd Edition, is the publisher’s third release. For more information visit www.healthyworldpress.org.

Contact: Steven G. Gilbert, 206-527-0926, sgilbert@innd.org