The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks

Contributors to this second volume discuss metal and toxicant toxicity, their environmental sources and methods of action, and their regulation by courts and agencies.

The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks

Contributors to this second volume discuss metal and toxicant toxicity, their environmental sources and methods of action, and their regulation by courts and agencies.

The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks

These acclaimed volumes provide a firm methodological foundation for the evaluation of neural and behavioral toxicology, and address emerging hypotheses about the actions of pollutants on brain function.

The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks

These acclaimed volumes provide a firm methodological foundation for the evaluation of neural and behavioral toxicology, and address emerging hypotheses about the actions of pollutants on brain function. In Volume 3 distinguished contributors discuss the difficulties of assessing the effects of pervasive toxins in air and water.

Introduction to Neurobehavioral Toxicology

6 : Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Food Constituents . Raven Press , New York , pp 31-99 . 8 . Huxtable , R.J. ( 1992 ) Neurotoxins in herbs and food plants . In : The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks . Vol .

Introduction to Neurobehavioral Toxicology

Introduction to Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Food and Environment examines the effects of chemicals on the central and peripheral nervous system and the subsequent changes in behavior, with a focus on the toxicity of food components and behavioral effects of environmental toxicants. Topics addressed include acute and chronic effects; reversible and

Neurobehavioral Plasticity

Vulnerability factors for age-related cognitive decline. In R. L. Isaacson 8: K. F. Jensen (Eds.), The vulnerable brain and environmental risks, Vol. 3: Toxins in air and water (pp. 25-41). New York: Plenum. Irwin, I., DeLanney, L. E., ...

Neurobehavioral Plasticity

This book describes a unique combination of research programs based on a striking variety of hypotheses and procedures directed toward understanding the sources and consequences of neurobehavioral plasticity. This remarkable attribute of the nervous system -- to be pliable and capable of being shaped or formed by natural or artificial sources toward adaptation or maladaptation -- is considered in terms of the neurochemical forces and neuroanatomical structure that has been found to be pivotal for this function. The impetus for this volume was a symposium held to honor Robert L. Isaacson for his scientific and pedagogical achievements as well as his contributions to behavioral neuroscience. Corresponding to his three major research interests, the book is divided into three sections as follows: * the first explores the relationship between the limbic system and behavior, with an emphasis on learning and memory; * the second considers -- through a wide range of approaches -- issues of plasticity in behavior and brain; and * the third deals with neural and chemical determinants of normal and abnormal behavior. This volume is not only a fitting tribute to Isaacson, but also an unusual collection of new evidence, procedures, and theories destined to have significant influence on behavioral neuroscience.

Environmental Health Perspectives

Eriksson P. Neuroreceptor and behavioural effects of DDT and pyrethroids in immature and adult mammals . In : The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks . ( Isaacson RL and Jensen KF , eds ) New York : Plenum Press , 1992 ; 235–251 .

Environmental Health Perspectives


The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome

Cullen M. Is there Evidence for Extreme Vulnerability of the Brain to Environmental Chemicals? In: Isaacson R, ed. The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks. New York: Plenum Press, 1994:65-77. 21. Lewis.

The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome

Congressional hearing on the health problems of Persian Gulf war veterans. Includes statements by a number of doctors, professors, vets, and others concerned with these problems, such as Committee to Review the Health Consequences of Service during the Persian Gulf War, Institute of Medicine; and Director, Gulf War Research Foundation. Also includes statements submitted by a number of doctors, members of Congress, veterans, and others, such as Disabled American Veterans; International Advocacy for Gulf War Syndrome; Pres. Advisory Committee on Persian Gulf Vets' Illnesses, and Nat. Persian Gulf War Resource Center.

The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome

Cullen M. Is there Evidence for Extreme Vulnerability of the Brain to Environmental Chemicals ? In : Isaacson R , ed . The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks . New York : Plenum Press , 1994 : 65-77 . 21. Lewis .

The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome


Development of Ecotoxicity and Toxicity Testing of Chemicals

Neonatal Brain Development - A Vulnerable Period Per Eriksson Department of Environmental Toxicology , Uppsala University ... disturbances occurs at doses that apparently have no permanent effects when administered to the adult animal .

Development of Ecotoxicity and Toxicity Testing of Chemicals


Toxicology

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Environmental impact, biochemical and toxic responses, and implications for risk assessment. Crit. Rev. Toxicol. 24, 87- 149. ... In ”The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks, Vol.

Toxicology

Toxicology is a comprehensive text for researchers and graduate students in toxicology and public health. It addresses every aspect of the field, starting with the fundamentals and incorporating such areas as organ toxicology, applications, and environmental toxicology. In addition to covering the traditional subject matter of toxicology, special emphasis has been placed on recent areas of interest, such as risk assessment, apoptosis, and methodical developments. Key Features * Comprehensive text, covering all aspects of the field of toxicology * Analyzes the importance of toxicokinetics and metabolism as well as cellular targets for the mechanisms of toxic effects * Identifies the various classes of chemical compounds responsible for the toxic effects * Describes the approaches and methods used by various disciplines which investigate toxic effects and their prevention * Adapted from a very successful German text, this edition is completely revised and expanded * The text is well illustrated with diagrams, charts, and tables

Test Method Development on Neurotoxicity

In : Isaacson , R.L. and Jensen , K.F. ( Eds ) , " The vulnerable brain and environmental risks " ( Plenum Press , New York ) , vol . 3 pp . 267-279 . Tilson , H.A. , Jacobson , J.L. and Rogan , W.J. ( 1990 ) Polychlorinated biphenyls ...

Test Method Development on Neurotoxicity


Coping with Global Environmental Change Disasters and Security

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, ... Isaacson, Robert L.; Jensen, Karl F. (Eds.) 1992: The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks, Vol.

Coping with Global Environmental Change  Disasters and Security

Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security - Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks reviews conceptual debates and case studies focusing on disasters and security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks in Europe, the Mediterranean and other regions. It discusses social science concepts of vulnerability and risks, global, regional and national security challenges, global warming, floods, desertification and drought as environmental security challenges, water and food security challenges and vulnerabilities, vulnerability mapping of environmental security challenges and risks, contributions of remote sensing to the recognition of security risks, mainstreaming early warning of conflicts and hazards and provides conceptual and policy conclusions.

Environmental Illness

Gilbert, M.E. (1992b) Neurotoxicants and limbic kindling, in Isaacson, R.L. and Jensen, K.F. (Eds.), The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks. Vol. 1. Malnutrition and Hazard Assessment, New York: Plenum Press, pp. 173–192.

Environmental Illness

Environmental illness: certain health professionals and clinical ecologists claim it impacts and inhibits 15 percent of the population. Its afflicted are led to believe environmental illness (EI) originates with food, chemicals, and other stimuli in their surroundings -as advocates call for drastic measures to remedy the situation. What if relief proves elusive-and the patient is sent on a course of ongoing, costly and ineffective ""treatment""? Several hundred individuals who believed they were suffering from EI have been evaluated or treated by Herman Staudenmayer since the 1970s. Staudenmayer believed the symptoms harming his patients actually had psychophysiological origins-based more in fear of a hostile world than any suspected toxins contained in the environment. Staudenmayer's years of research, clinical work-and successful care-are now summarized in Environmental Illness: Myth & Reality. Dismissing much of the information that has attempted to defend EI and its culture of victimization, Staudenmayer details the alternative diagnoses and treatments that have helped patients recognize their true conditions-and finally overcome them, often after years of prolonged suffering.

Handbook of Developmental Neurotoxicology

In The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks. Vol. 1. Malnutrition and Hazard Assessment. R. L. Isaacson, and K. F. Jensen, Eds. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 239–266. Miller, M. S., McCarver, D. G., Bell, D. A., Eaton, D. L., ...

Handbook of Developmental Neurotoxicology

The Handbook of Developmental Neurotoxicology provides a comprehensive account of the impacts, mechanisms, and clinical relevances of chemicals on the development of the nervous system. The book is written by internationally recognized experts on developmental neurotoxicology, covering subjects from basic neuro-development to toxic syndromes induced by various chemicals. It is an important text for both students and professionals who are interested in developmental neurobiology and neurotoxicology. Written by internationally recognized experts on developmental neurotoxicology Includes extensive references Well illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables Provides coverage of basic neurobiology as well as neurotoxicology

Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology

(1982). Environmental impact assessment: Guidelines for application to tropical river basin development. Bangkok: Mekong Secretariat. Isaacson, R. L., & Jensen, K. F. (Eds.). (1992). The vulnerable brain and environmental risks: Vol. 1.

Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology

Organisms and environment have evolved through modifying each other over millions of years. Humans appeared very late in this evolutionary time scale. With their superior brain attributes, humans emerged as the most dominating influence on the earth. Over the millennia, from simple hunter-food gatherers, humans developed the art of agriculture, domestication of animals, identification of medicinal plants, devising hunting and fishing techniques, house building, and making clothes. All these have been for better adjustment, growth, and survival in otherwise harsh and hostile surroundings and climate cycles of winter and summer, and dry and wet seasons. So humankind started experimenting and acting on ecological lines much before the art of reading, writing, or arithmetic had developed. Application of ecological knowledge led to development of agriculture, animal husbandry, medicines, fisheries, and so on. Modem ecology is a relatively young science and, unfortunately, there are so few books on applied ecology. The purpose of ecology is to discover the principles that govern relationships among plants, animals, microbes, and their total living and nonliving environmental components. Ecology, however, had remained mainly rooted in botany and zoology. It did not permeate hard sciences, engineering, or industrial technologies leading to widespread environmental degradation, pollution, and frequent episodes leading to mass deaths and diseases.

Oxidant Air Pollution Impacts in the Montane Forests of Southern California

The vulnerable brain and environmental risks. Vol. 3. Toxins in air and water. New York: Plenum Press: 1994: 167–182. Evans, G.W.; Jacobs, S.V. Air pollution and human behavior. In: Evans, G.W., ed. Environmental stress.

Oxidant Air Pollution Impacts in the Montane Forests of Southern California

This volume presents a body of research conducted over more than thirty years, including an intensive interdisciplinary five-year study begun in 1991. Chapters include studies of the relationships of biogeography and climate to the region's air pollution, the chemical and physiological mechanisms of ozone injury, as well as the impacts of nitrogen-containing pollutants and natural stresses on polluted forests.

Neurotoxicology

In The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks, Vol. 2, Toxins in Food (R. L. Isaacson ... Brain Res. 98, 113-119. Penny, D. G., and White, S. R. (1994). The neural and behavioral effects of carbon monoxide. In The Vulnerable Brain and ...

Neurotoxicology

Neurotoxicology: Approaches and Methods provides a unique and comprehensive presentation of the current concepts and state-of-the-art methods for the assessment of neurotoxicity. The book analyzes various techniques available and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. This volume will serve as an excellent desk companion and laboratory guide for all investigators, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in neurotoxicology. The internationally knowngroup of editors divide the book into seven sections: Neuromorphological and Neuropathological Approaches; Neurophysiological Approaches; Neurobehavioral Toxicology; Neurochemical and Biomolecular Approaches; In-Vitro Models; Clinical Neurotoxicology; and Risk Assessment of Neurotoxicity. Each section yields the most up-to-date information by experts in their fields. Meticulously organized and edited, Neurotoxicology: Approaches and Methods is the most authoritative and well-planned neurotoxicology book on the market. Discusses neurobehavioral testing methods for assessment of neural dysfunctions Explains state-of-the-art diagnostic methods, such as clinico-neuropsychological and neurophysiological methods, for patients confronted by neurotoxic problems Discusses In Vitro methods, including aggregating brain cell methods, organotypic cultures, and the use of human neuronal cell lines for the assessment of neurotoxicity Presents step-by-step procedures for many methods Provides state-of-the-art neuromorphological and biomolecular methods and approaches for neurotoxicity investigation

Mineral and Metal Neurotoxicology

In Isaacson RL , Jensen KF ( Eds ) : The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks , Vol . 2 : Toxins in Food . New York , Plenum Press , 1992 , pp 61–82 . 30. Garruto RM : Pacific paradigms of environmentally - induced neurological ...

Mineral and Metal Neurotoxicology

Trace minerals and metals such as zinc, copper, and magnesium are accepted as a "natural" part of the human system. Interactions of some elements and/or disturbances in trace-metal or mineral homeostasis can, however, be toxic to the central nervous system (CNS). Mineral and Metal Neurotoxicology describes a wide range of basic and clinical issues