A Small Dose of Toxicology was translated into Arabic by Ansam Sawalha, Ph.D., Associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Founding director, Poison Control Center, An-Najah National University, Palestinian authority area, with assistance from her students.


عرض أو تنزيل الكتاب بأكمله / View or download the entire book as a PDF: Arabic edition, A Small Dose of Toxicology.pdf (5.35 MB)
 

عرض أو تنزيل فصول فردية أدناه / View or download individual chapters below.

 

ابدء- Getting Started

جرعة صغيرة من ... A Small Dose of ... 

Targets of Toxic Agents

Ecotoxicology

Applied Toxicology

Appendix

 



Following the success of the 2nd edition of Steven Gilbert's A Small Dose of Toxicology , we raised funds to produce an Arabic version! A Small Dose of Toxicology clearly presents the scientific basis around the adverse health effects of chemical exposures on humans and the environment. Our goal is to facilitate a basic understanding of the principles of toxicology in the Arab world and to help improve human health and well-being. Like the English edition, the Arabic edition is available as a free e-book.

 

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Summary

The goal of this project is translate of A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals (جرعة صغيرة من السموم: الآثار الصحية للمواد الكيميائية العادية) by Steven G. Gilbert into Arabic and make this basic information on the health effects of common chemicals available to the world's 422 million Arabic-speaking people in 27 countries. A Small Dose of Toxicology was well received and recently translated and published in Chinese. We will make the Arabic version, like the English version, available for free as an e-book. We have a Palestinian toxicologist, Ansam Sawalha, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Founding Director of the Poison Control Center, An-Najah National University, Palestinian authority area eager to start, but we need funding. 

Why translate into Arabic?

In January 2014 a series of articles was published under the general title “Health in the Arab world: a renewed opportunity” (The Lancet, published online January 20, 2014: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62703-8 ). One of the articles addresses the increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the Arab world. This increase is, in part, due to the modernization of societies and the increased exposure to a wide range of harmful chemicals such as pesticides, lead from paint and gasoline, and solvents, to name just a few. Toxicology is the scientific discipline that explores the adverse health effects of chemical exposures on humans and the environment. To facilitate a basic understanding of the principles of toxicology in the Arab world, we propose to translate the well-accepted book A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals into Arabic.

What is “A Small Dose of Toxicology”

A Small Dose of Toxicology by Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT is an introductory toxicology textbook that examines the health effects of common chemical agents. Agents covered include not only obvious candidates such as lead, mercury, and solvents, but also familiar compounds such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Additional chapters cover basic toxicology, targets of toxic agents, history, ethics, and applied toxicology. The English version of the book, published by Healthy World Press, is available for free as an e-book at www.asmalldoseof.org, where additional resources such as PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available. A Small Dose of Toxicology was translated into Chinese and published by Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers in December 2013 (see www.chinesesmalldose.org).   

 

Who is doing the translation into Arabic?

The Arabic translation team will be lead by Ansam Sawalha, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Founding Director of the Poison Control Center, An-Najah National University, Palestinian authority area. Dr. Sawalha recently translated the Milestones of Toxicology poster by Steven G. Gilbert and Toni Hayes into Arabic (available at http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Arabic+Milestones). Dr. Sawalha teaches Pharmacology and Toxicology at An-Najah National University and will be able to use the book in her classroom. An added benefit of Dr. Sawalha’s faculty and teaching position is the opportunity to engage students in the translation effort. Additional support and review will be provided by Sahera R. Bleibleh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University and Karam Dana, PhD, Assistant Professor of Middle East & Islamic Studies, University of Washington, USA. 

We plan to offer the book in both digital and print editions. The e-book will be made available for free from Healthy World Press, a project of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and we are seeking funds to compensate the above translation team as well as digital publishing staff at the Press. We are also actively seeking a publisher in an Arabic-speaking country to print physical copies to offer at a competitive price. Depending upon the amount of funding raised, we may be able to offset some of the cost for teachers and students.

 

Conclusion – We need your support. 

We believe that by making A Small Dose of Toxicology available in Arabic, we will encourage a greater understanding of the principles of toxicology and catalyze an awareness of the hazards posed by various toxic agents, thereby reducing non-communicable diseases and improving human and ecological health. Arabic is spoken by as many as 422 million people in 27 countries and is one of six official languages of the United Nations. We anticipate that A Small Dose of Toxicology will have a ready market in the many universities across the Arab world and among the health professionals that are striving to improve human health.   With minimal funding we believe we can build capacity and have significant impact on the health and well being of people.  I have travelled to Gaza and the West Bank on humanitarian missions to lecture and document public health issues in these areas.  I know first hand how valuable an Arabic version of A Small Dose of Toxicology could be.  Please help by providing funding for this project. 


About the Author

Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT is Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. His research has focused on neurobehavioral effects of low-level exposure to lead and mercury on the developing nervous system. His book, A Small Dose of Toxicology- The Health Effects of Common Chemicals was published in 2004 and the 2nd edition is available for free as an E-book (www.asmalldoseof.org). The book was recently translated and published in Chinese (www.chinesesmalldose.org). He started and maintains the wiki based web site Toxipedia (www.toxipedia.org) and which includes a suite of sites.