Biological Monitoring: Prospects in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Biological Monitoring: Prospects in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Editor(s): Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527277957

Online ISBN: 9783527621026

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621026

About this Book

At the invitation of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), a round-table discussion was held on 9 and 10 March 2000, dealing with future possibilities for biomonitoring in occupational and environmental medicine. Biomonitoring has reached a high standard in Germany over the past 30 years, not least due to the fact that the results of the Senate commission on materials hazardous to health at the workplace have been directly implemented as part of the jurisdiction relating to occupational safety.

This book combines the expertise gathered from various areas within toxicology, occupational medicine, immunology and human genetics, right up to analysis and epidemiology. Throughout, the focus is on comprehensively determining the diagnostic validity of cytogenetic parameters as well as biochemical and biological effect markers for the prevention of illnesses resulting from harmful substances.

Thus, the discussion allowed an initial exchange of ideas, pointing to future research, so as to maintain Germany's leading role in this important and rapidly expanding field.

"...provides an excellent tutorial on the use of biological monitoring in occupational and environmental medicine...should be read by everyone involved with exposure analysis." - Chemical Chemistry

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Internal Exposure and Haemoglobin Adducts (pages 5–34)

      Prof. Dr. Jürgen Angerer, Prof. Dr. Albert W. Rettenmeier and Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sabbioni

    3. Chapter 3

      DNA Adducts (pages 35–77)

      Magarita Rojas, Kroum Alexandrov, Prof. Dr. Helmut Bartsch, Dr. Bertold Spiegelhalder, Prof. Dr. Werner K. Lutz, Martin G. Maisch, PD Dr. Wolfgang Pfau, Boleslaw Marczynski, Jürgen Hölzer and Prof. Dr. Michael Wilhelm

    4. Chapter 4

      Susceptibility (pages 78–109)

      Prof. Dr. Ernst Hallier, Prof. Dr. Hansruedi Glatt, Dr. Klaus Golka, Meinolf Blaszkewicz, PD Dr. Ricarda Thier, Thomas Brüning and Yon Ko

    5. Chapter 5

      Cytogenetic Parameters (pages 110–139)

      Prof. Dr. Günter Obe, Helga Fender, Gisela Wolf, Prof. Dr. Erich Gebhart, Irmgard Verdorfer, Prof. Dr. Susann Neubauer, Prof. Dr. Günter Speit, Oliver Merk and Andreas Rothfuß

    6. Chapter 6

      Immunology (pages 140–168)

      Prof. Dr. Hans Drexler and Dr. Jürgen Lewalter

    7. Chapter 7

      Epidemiology (pages 169–190)

      Prof. Dr. Kurt Ulm and PD Dr. Kurt Straif

    8. Chapter 8

      Summary (pages 191–198)

      Prof. Dr. Jürgen Angerer and Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim