Hardcover: 9000 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 5 edition (February 15, 2001)
Author: Eula Bingham, Barbara Cohrssen, Charles H. Powell
"As expected…this fifth edition…is an outstanding and essential contribution…. This reference work is essential…. If you seek knowledge of industrial toxicology…turn first to this fifth edition. It in incomparable, without peer." (Chemical Health & Safety, Vol. 8, No. 5, September/October 2001)
"…offers toxicological data on industrial chemicals that pose potential health hazards to workers…features a revised format and reorganization of material…illustrates how the field of toxicology has developed…and also examines the evolution, recognition and control of workplace hazards." (Safety + Health, July 2001)
"For those needing any information on the compounds covered in this series, heres the collection to get! You wont know how much youll miss it until you want it and it isnt there!" (Vet Human Toxicology, Vol. 44, No. 1, February 2002)
"The book continues to serve as a practical reference manual for workers…. Highly recommended as a convenient and trustworthy guide." (Choice, Vol. 39, No. 6, February 2002)
PATTY'S has become one of Wiley's flagship publications in occupational health and safety, and the toxicology volumes give proof to the growth and development of the field of toxicology. What began as a single volume devoted to the field with the first edition (1948) of Patty's has now mushroomed into eight. This Fifth Edition will permit us to bring about many badly needed changes to the format and organization of the toxicology volumes. In addition to standardizing the format and sequence in which toxicologic data is presented for all of the compounds, the compounds will be organized according to logical groupings, e.g., the metals will be covered in 23 separate chapters making up Volumes II and III; Vol. IV will contain four chapters on aromatic hydrocarbons and 7 chapters on organic nitrogen compounds; Vol. V will contain eight chapters on organic halogenated hydrocarbons and four on aliphatic carboxylic acids; Vol. VI will feature three chapters on ketones, two on alcohols, and five on esters; and Vol. VII will include four chapters on epoxy compounds, two on gycol ethers, and eight on synthetic polymers. The reorganization of chapters in Volumes II through VI by itself will vastly facilitate information searching and retrieval. Volume VIII, like Volume I, does not cover compounds but rather other major issues in toxicology assessment or other forms of toxic agents.