by Wayland J. Hayes, Jr, 580 pp, $39.50, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1975.
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Dermatologists are not infrequently contacted to provide information on the toxicity of pesticides, since the skin is often the major portal of entry. Attempting to provide this information is difficult because of the need to consult a multiplicity of research sources. A key source is Dr Hayes's Clinical Handbook on Economic Poisons, a book that summarizes the critical facts on individual pesticides.
This volume, Toxicology of Pesticides, magnificently supplements the handbook by dealing with the principles of toxicology, general conditions of exposure, and the effects of exposure on human health. Dr Hayes's personal knowledge and experience in most aspects of the field permit him to merge numerous details into clear, easily read statements of principle.
The volume will be profitably read (and enjoyed) by physicians, lawyers, and almost anyone wanting to obtain up-to-date, relevant, thoughtful information on pesticides.
Maibach HI. Toxicology of Pesticides. Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(8):1184. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630320080037