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Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective

By: CH Walker (Author)

408 pages, 72 b/w illustrations, 41 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Oct 2008 | Edition: 3 | #205947 | ISBN-13: 9781420062588
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About this book

Significantly updated, revised, and expanded, this third edition of Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective presents the basic principles of ecotoxicology along with the major organic pollutants. Two new chapters cover endocrine disruptors and neurotoxicity and its behavioral effects.

Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective also provides additional information on biomarker approaches and offers an overview of new technologies, such as microarray assays, that are being developed to address complex pollution problems. Through a mechanistic approach, Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective continues to provide essential knowledge of toxic mechanisms that produce adverse ecological effects, serving as valuable guidance for carrying out the risk assessment of environmental chemicals.


Contents

Basic Principles

Chemical Warfare

Factors Determining the Toxicity of Organic Pollutants to

Animals and Plants

Influence of the Properties of Chemicals on Their Environmental Fate

Distribution and Effects of Chemicals in Communities and Ecosystems

Major Organic Pollutants

The Organochlorine Insecticides

Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Biphenyls

Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans

Organometallic Compounds

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Organophosphorus and Carbamate Insecticides

Anticoagulant Rodenticides

Pyrethroid Insecticides

Further Issues and Future Prospects

Dealing with Complex Pollution Problems

The Ecotoxicological Effects of Herbicides

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Their Environmental

Impacts, R. M. Goodhead and C. R. Tyler

Neurotoxicity and Behavioral Effects of Environmental Chemicals

Organic Pollutants: Future Prospects

Glossary

References

Index


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