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This practical resource provides all toxicolgists and scientists with essential information on the regulations that govern the context and the content of their jobs and products. The book also covers the scientific and historical underpinnings of those regulations.;The first six chapters cover the major classes of chemicals in commerce in the United States, namely human medicaments, veterinary products, cosmetics, consumer products, commercial chemicals and pesticides. The remaining chapters discuss the toxicological data required for OSHA regulations, the differences between the United States, Europe and Japan with regard to regulatory requirements, and recent areas of special interest, such as immunotoxicological and neurobehavioural testing.;Each chapter provides a grounding in the historical events that led to the development of original legislation and major subsequent changes in legislation. The major administrative divisions for regulatory agencies and their main missions and responsibilities are also detailed, as are the basic filing units or documents the agencies require of individuals to meet goals.