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Environmental Biomonitoring: Exposure Assessment and Specimen Banking

Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 654

Edited By: KS Subramanian and GV Iyengar

288 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Royal Society of Chemistry

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #65177 | ISBN: 0841234779
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Features key areas such as: monitoring strategies for environmental pollutants, research on trace elements in biological systems, exposure assessment of environmental pollutants, the emerging role of environmental specimen banking, and recent developments in biomarkers.

This book is based on the symposium Environmental Biomonitoring and Specimen Banking, held at the 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies in Honolulu, Hawaii . . . The purpose of the book is to present recent developments in monitoring strategies, exposure assessment, bioindicators (or biomarkers) and specimen banking. The term environmental biomonitoring refers to the measurement and identification of pollutants and their metabolites in environmental and biological media. . . . The book is organized into four sections, as follows: monitoring, exposure assessment, bioindicators (biomarkers) and specimen banking. . . . The contents of the book should address to scientists in the fields of analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, ecology, medicine, and environmental science and health. Also, this book represents a modest beginning of efforts to achieve a comprehensive perspective of the field of environmental biomonitoring.--Cellulose Chemistry and Technology


Environmental Biomonitoring and Specimen Banking: Bioanalytical Perspectives; General Aspects of Heavy Metal Monitoring by Plants and Animals; Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy in the Analysis of the Trace Metal Distribution in the Annual Growth Rings of Trees; Human Hair and Lichen: Activities Involing the Use of Biomonitors in International Atomic Energy Agency Programs on Health-Related Environmental Studies; The Silver Content of the Ascidian Pyura stolonifera as an Indicator of Sewage Pollution of the Metropolitan Beaches of Sydney, Australia; The Moose (Alces alces L.), A Fast and Sensitive Monitor of Environmetnal Changes; Use of Manganese Concentration in Bivalves as an Indicator of Water Pollution in Japanese Brackish Lakes; Mutagenesis and Acute Toxicity Studies on Saliva-Leached Components of Chewing Tobacco and Simulated Urine Using Bioluminescent Bacteria; Distribution of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Bear Lake Sediment; Challenges to Health from the Major Environmental Chemical Contaminants in the Saint Lawrence River; Body Burden Concentrations in Humans in Response to Low Environmental Exposure to Trace Elements; Placenta: Elemental Composition, and Potential as a Biomarker for Monitoring Pollutants to Assess Environmental Exposure; Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, and Cesium-137 Concentrations in Blood, Urine, or Placenta from Mothers and Newborns Living in Arctic Areas of Russia and Norway; Total Mercury and Methylmercury Levels in Scalp Hair and Blood of Pregnant Women Residents of Fishing Villages in the Eighth Region of Chile; Personal Exposure to Indoor Nitrogen Dioxide; Biomarkers of Inherited and Acquired Susceptibility to Toxic Substances; Biological Monitoring and Genetic Polymorphism; Biomarkers Used for Assessment of Cancer Risk in Populations Living in Areas of High Potential Carcinogenic Hazard (Near Communal and Chemical Waste Dumping Sites); Molecular Epidemiology in Cancer Risk Assessment; Environmental Specimen Banking and Analytical Chemistry: An Overview; Environmental Specimen Banking: Contributions to Quality Management of Environmental Measurements; Ethical and Legal Aspects of Human Tissue Banking; Establishing Baseline Levels of Elements in Marine Mammals Through Analysis of Banked Liver Tissues; A Pilot Biological Environmental Specimen Bank in China

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