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Environmental Toxicology

Author : David A. Wright
ISBN : 9781139431125
Genre : Science
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Environmental Toxicology is a comprehensive introductory textbook dealing with most aspects of the subject, from the molecular to the ecosystem level. Early chapters deal with basic and advanced concepts, methods and approaches. The next tier discusses the environmental toxicology of individual or groups of substances. The third part addresses complex issues, in which many of the concepts, approaches and substances covered in earlier tiers are incorporated. The fourth part includes chapters on risk assessment, rehabilitation and regulatory toxicology. The book concludes with a summary of present and future areas of emphasis. Each chapter contains a comprehensive list of references and further reading, case studies from different jurisdictions, and student exercises. Environmental Toxicology is primarily a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental management, and risk assessment. It will also be valuable for specialists in ecology, environmental science, and chemistry.

Environmental Toxicology

Author : Edward A. Laws
ISBN : 9781461457640
Genre : Science
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Environmental Toxicology provides a detailed, comprehensive introduction to this key area of sustainability and public health research. The broad coverage includes sections on ecological risk assessment, monitoring, mechanisms, fate and transport, prevention, and correctives, as well as treatment of the health effects of solar radiation and toxicology in the ocean. The 23 state-of-the-art chapters provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on this vital area, which encompasses environmental science, biology, chemistry, and public health.

Diffusive Gradients In Thin Films For Environmental Measurements

Author : William Davison
ISBN : 9781316692431
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The diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) technique is a means of measuring the concentration and speciation of metals in natural waters. Edited by one of the pioneers of the technique, this unique volume provides a complete and authoritative guide to the theory and applications of DGT. The book includes explanations of the fundamental principles of DGT, accessible to readers with a modest background in chemistry, as well as more advanced chapters that provide a thorough treatment of the physical and chemical dynamics of this technique and evaluate how well it mimics the biological uptake process. Chapters on natural waters, soils and sediments illustrate the applications of DGT, and detailed instructions are included on how to use DGT in practice. Combining the fundamentals of DGT with more advanced principles, this is an indispensable text for students, researchers and professional scientists interested in the chemistry of natural waters, soils and sediments.

Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122657013
Genre : Environmental chemistry
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Author : S. J. De Mora
ISBN : 9780521470469
Genre : Science
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This authoritative volume reviews the environmental chemistry and toxicological effects of a marine pollutant of exceptional potency, tributyltin (TBT), and outlines the international response to control TBT. TBT compounds have been widely utilised in marine anti-fouling paint formulations to obtain increased fuel efficiencies and long lifetimes for maritime vessels and structures. However, its extreme toxicity has resulted in numerous adverse biological effects, and its persistence ensures that such problems are likely to continue. A wide variety of disciplines are brought together to illustrate the general principles, pathways and problems involved in identifying and quantifying an environmental toxin, elucidating deleterious biological consequences, and the legal framework that can invoke mitigation via regulation. This text not only has wide appeal for undergraduate courses in environmental science, chemistry, and marine ecology, but also forms a valuable sourcebook for environmental planners and serves as a 'successful' case study for undergraduate courses in environmental law, planning and science.

Proceedings Of The Institute Of Marine Engineering Science And Technology

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Genre : Marine sciences
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Toxicological Chemistry And Biochemistry Third Edition

Author : Stanley E. Manahan
ISBN : 1420032127
Genre : Science
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This unique book bridges the gap between toxicology and chemistry at a level understandable by a wide spectrum of readers with various interests and a broad range of backgrounds in chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect recent advances in important areas of research, including toxicogenetics and toxic effects on various body systems. Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Third Edition begins by outlining the basic concepts of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry needed to understand the topics in the book. The author then presents an overview of environmental chemistry so that you can understand the remainder of the material covered within that framework. He also discusses biodegradation, bioaccumulation, and biochemical processes that occur in water and soil. The new chapter on toxic effects considers toxicities to the endocrine and reproductive systems, and the section on xenobiotics analysis deals with the determination of toxicants and their metabolites in blood and other biological materials. The chapter on the genetic aspects of toxicology discusses the ways in which chemical damage to DNA can cause mutations, cancer, and other toxic effects on specific body systems, and it considers the role of genetics in determining individual susceptibilities to various toxicants. Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Third Edition retains the basic information and structure that made the first two editions popular with students and industry professionals, while enhancing the usefulness of the book and modernizing it in important areas. Review questions and supplementary references at the end of each chapter round out the third edition of this bestselling work.

Pollution Atmosph Rique Par Les M Taux Biosurveillance Des Retomb Es

Author : Sandrine Gombert
ISBN : 9782759802630
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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La pollution atmosphérique est une des premières préoccupations sociétales en matière d'environnement. Les métaux émis dans l'air s'accumulant dans la biosphère et n'étant pas bio-dégradables, ces derniers peuvent se retrouver transférés le long de la chaîne alimentaire et provoquer d'éventuels effets sur la santé humaine et les écosystèmes. Les données exposées dans cet ouvrage ont été obtenues par l'exploitation de la deuxième campagne française de biosurveillance des retombées atmosphériques de métaux en pollution de fond, que soutient l'Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie, et qui est mis en œuvre par le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Ce réseau de surveillance utilise sur plus de 500 sites des organismes bioaccumulateurs (des mousses) dans lesquels une vingtaine de métaux et d'éléments traces surveillés sont dosés (notamment, arsenic, cadmium, chrome, cuivre, fer, mercure, nickel, plomb, vanadium et zinc). Cette campagne s'est déroulée en 2000. La distribution spatiale de 10 métaux en France est ici représentée par des cartes qui permettent de situer ces résultats dans un contexte européen, et d'évaluer pour la première fois au niveau national quelles sont les tendances d'évolution, sur cinq ans environ, des niveaux de dépôts en France métropolitaine.

An Introduction To Industrial Chemistry

Author : C.A. Heaton
ISBN : 0751402729
Genre : Science
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This edition of a very well received and highly successful book continues to distil the essential elements of a difficult and diverse subject.

Regulating Chemical Accumulation In The Environment

Author : Timothy M. Swanson
ISBN : 1139429361
Genre : Science
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The environment has become exposed to a range of damaging contaminants from a wide variety of sources. Regulation of and legislation against offending parties has frequently been hampered because of the difficulty of co-operation between disparate disciplines in the natural, social and political sciences. This volume forms the conclusion of five years' collaboration between toxicologists, economists and lawyers in the understanding and solution of the problem of accumulative chemicals. As well as a case study of the accumulation of pesticides in groundwater in one particular region (the European Union), the book forms a general study of the value of interdisciplinary approaches in environmental policy making. The volume will be a valuable resource for a broad group of academics and researchers in the area of environmental science and environmental policy. It will also form a useful supplementary reference text for courses in environmental policy, science, economics and toxicology.

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