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Ecotoxicology of Explosives and Unexploded Ordnance

Edited By: Geoffrey I Sunahara, Guilherme Lotufo, Jalal Hawari and Roman G Kuperman

CRC Press

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #175395 | ISBN-13: 9780849328398
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A consequence of munitions production, testing, and firing, is that high explosives and propellants still remain in the environment. This book details the current state-of-the-science of the ecotoxicology of explosives and unexploded ordinance, and its future research. It includes ecotoxicological effects measurement in different species, environmental risk assessment procedures for sites contaminated with explosives, modeling, and case studies. The book also covers how ecotoxicological data can be used towards the development of recommendations for sustaining range activities while ensuring environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.


Fate and Biotransformation of Explosives. QSAR of Explosives. Effects on Soil Organisms. Aquatic Toxicity of Explosives. Bioavailability and Toxicity of Explosives in Sediments. Accumulation and Biochemical Toxicology of Explosives in AquaticOrganisms. Effects on Wildlife Vertebrates. Genotoxic Effects of Explosives. Biomarkers of Effects and Exposure to Explosives. Mechanisms of Toxicity. Trophic Transfer and Modelling. Risk Assessment Approaches. Risk Assessment: Situation in Europe. FutureAreas of Research.

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Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Montreal US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, USA

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