Exposure to toxic chemicals--in the workplace and at home--is increasing every day. Human behavior can be affected by such exposure and can give important clues that a person or population is in danger. If we can understand the mechanisms of these changes, we can develop better ways of testing for toxic chemical exposure and, most important, better prevention programs.
This volume explores the emerging field of neurobehavioral toxicology and the potential of behavior studies as a noninvasive and economical means for risk assessment and monitoring. Pioneers in this field explore its promise for detecting environmental toxins, protecting us from exposure, and treating those who are exposed.
Table of Contents
|Are Neurotoxins Driving Us Crazy? Planetary Observations on the Causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases of Old Age||11-36|
|Part I. Assessment of Neurobehavioral Tests Now in Use||37-38|
|Methods in Behavioral Toxicology: Current Test Batteries and Need for Development||39-55|
|The Current Status of Test Development in Neurobehavioral Toxicology||56-68|
|Human Neurobehavioral Toxicology Testing||69-85|
|Neurobehavioral Tests: Problems, Potential, and Prospects||86-98|
|Part II. Assessment of Animal Models: What Has Worked and What Is Needed||99-100|
|Exposure to Neurotoxins Throughout the Life Span: Animal Models for Linking Neurochemical Effects to Behavioral Consequences||101-123|
|Animal Models of Dementia: Their Relevance to Neurobehavioral Toxicology Testing||124-136|
|Bridging Experimental Animal and Human Behavioral Toxicology Studies||137-158|
|Methods and Issues in Evaluating the Neurotoxic Effects of Organic Solvents||159-183|
|Animal Models: What Has Worked and What Is Needed||184-188|
|Part III. Chemical Time Bombs: Environmental Causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases||189-190|
|On the Identification and Measurement of Chemical Time Bombs: A Behavior Development Perspective||191-205|
|Neurobehavioral Time Bombs: Their Nature and Their Mechanisms||206-225|
|Neurobehavioral Toxicity of Selected Environmental Chemicals: Clinical and Subclinical Aspects||226-242|
|The Health Effects of Environmental Lead Exosure: Closing Pandora's Box||243-267|
|Chemical Time Bombs: Environmental Causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases||268-284|
|Part IV. Behavioral Aspects of Neurotoxicity: Regional Issues||285-286|
|Neurobehavioral Toxicity Testing in China||287-311|
|Regional Issues in the Development of the Neurobehavioral Core Test Battery||312-321|
|Issues in the Development of Neurobehavioral Toxicity Tests in India||322-336|
|Regional Issues in Neurobehavioral Testing: An Overview||337-344|
|Part V. Recommendations for Further Research and Testing||345-346|
|Environmental Modulation of Neurobehavioral Toxicity||347-358|
|Computerized Performance Testing in Neurotoxicology: Why, What, How, and Whereto?||359-394|
|The Scope and Promise of Behavioral Toxicology||395-414|
|Appendix: Symposium Agenda||415-418|
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