The Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) is a unique, user-friendly guide to over 4,000 chemicals and the adverse effects they have on life forms and the environment across the globe.DOSE brings together essential data on mammalian and avian toxicity, occupational exposure, ecotoxicity and environmental fate, plus physical properties and a full list of references.Compiled with the aid of EC, UK, US and Canadian official lists, DOSE is published in seven alphabetical volumes. Each volume contains an index of chemical names, CAS Registry Numbers and molecular formulae, and a glossary of biological organisms. An index volume covering all the chemicals included in DOSE is also available.DOSE enables the user to make rapid hazard assessments of chemicals, facilitating risk assessment and further action. Such a store of information is of critical importance to scientists, health and safety officers, environmentalists, industry professionals, regulators and researchers - indeed anyone affected by or concerned about chemicals and their potential effects on the environment the world over.The 2nd edition of DOSE includes new toxicity, environmental and regulatory data from the world's literature, presented in concise summaries. These new data are essential for the accurate assessment of the risks associated with the use and disposal of chemicals. Data on over 100 chemicals new to this edition have been added, including endocrine disruptors, food carcinogens, pesticides and compounds studied by IARC and NTP. All of the 4000 chemicals contained in the 1st edition have been reviewed. New and updated information for these chemicals includes:* occupational exposure limits for 6 countries* recent toxicity and ecotoxicity data* results of new carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and environmental fate studies* the latest regulatory requirementsDOSE 2nd edition comprises 7 hardcover volumes covering over 4000 chemicals alphabetically, and includes indexes of substance names and synonyms, molecular formulae, and CAS Registry Numbers; glossaries of medical terms and Latin to English organism names; an abbreviations listing and a comprehensive guide to the types of data and their origin. Free sitewide access to the DOSE web database is included in the purchase price.In addition to the RSC print/web database package, DOSE is available via Knovel's Engineering and Scientific Online Reference, located at www.knovel.com.M RICHARDSON is the author of 'DICTIONARY SUBSTANCES 5 I-M (Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects)', published 1994 under ISBN 9780851863719 and ISBN 085186371X.