Using genetic toxicology to sustain healthy industrial workplaces

4 October 2019

Dr. Martha Moore has co-authored a chapter on genetic toxicology in the latest edition of the AIHA book, Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist.

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Ramboll Senior Managing Consultant Dr. Martha Moore has co-authored a chapter in the newly published second edition of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) book, Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist. Co-authors of the chapter include senior scientists from the National Center for Toxicological Research of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and Dr. Angela Harris, who is retired from Ramboll. This new book is a comprehensive resource for practitioners and students alike emphasizing principles and case studies related to the industrial hygiene profession.

Martha’s chapter, Genetic Toxicology, explores genetic toxicology, or the study of harmful changes to the DNA of living cells. Specifically, the chapter provides industrial hygienists with a basic knowledge of the field and an overview of the regulatory assays used for detecting genetic damage. It also offers insight into how genetic toxicology assay data are used in industrial hygiene, as well as explains how occupational health and safety professionals can use genetic toxicology testing results to sustain healthy workplaces. 

The latest edition incorporates current trends and global issues affecting toxicology principles and includes 45 chapters in six sections: understanding toxicology, sites of action of chemicals found in the workplace, chemical group toxicology, toxicology of particulate matter, application of toxicological information, and sources of toxicological information.

About Martha Moore

Martha has more than 40 years of experience in toxicology with a focus on genetic damage from chemicals and the application of scientific data for regulatory decision making. She is an internationally recognized expert in the use of genetic toxicology data in both chemical hazard identification and mode-of-action, particularly as they relate to cancer risk assessment. She is an author and contributor to USEPA, USFDA and OECD test guidelines, and has published more than 140 journal articles, papers and chapters.

To learn more about the book, visit AIHA or contact Martha Moore.

 

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