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Environmental Toxicology: Biological and Health Effects of Pollutants


By: Ming-Ho Yu, Humio Tsunoda and Masashi Tsunoda

368 pages, Col & b/w illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2011 | Edition: 3 | #192106 | ISBN-13: 9781439840382
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 2 | #151812 | ISBN: 156670670X
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About this book

Written primarily as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this book provides fundamental knowledge concerning the biological and health effects of pollutants on living systems. Also able to serve as a reference for professionals, the book stresses the chemical and biological characteristics of major pollutants found in the air, water, and soil, and their impacts on the health and wellbeing of humans, animals, and plants.

The third edition is greatly expanded and updated, includes a color insert, and contains a new chapter on Occupational Toxicology.


Introduction. Environmental Changes and Health. Occurrence of Environmental Pollutants. Toxic Action of Pollutants. Factors Affecting Xenobiotic Action. Metabolism of Xenobiotics - Biotransformation. Defense Responses to Toxicants. Air Pollution Inorganic Gases. Air Pollution - Particulate Matter. Environmental Fluoride. Volatile Organic Compounds. Soil and Water Pollution - Metals and Metalloids. Pesticides and Related Materials. Occupational Toxicology. Endocrine Disruption. Mutagenic Agents. Environmental Cancer. Ecological Risk Assessment.

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