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About this book
About this book
This important introductory textbook for students complements Principles of Ecotoxicology and fills a gap in the market for students on environmental toxicology, environmental science and ecology courses. |It addresses first principles and current day concerns, providing students with a grounding in environmental toxicology.
Part 1 Chemicals and the environment: historical review - environmental toxicology in Roman times, lead and tin mining, the Industrial Revolution, the 20th-century, development of safe chemicals; food webs - the concept of the food web in the contextof environmental toxicology, trophic levels, energy transfer, primary producers, specific examples; risk versus benefit. Part 2 Assessing chemicals for use in the environment: introduction - the scope and limitations of testing; prediction of toxicity;the use of models to represent aspects of the environment; interpretation of toxicity tests. Part 3 Environmental monitoring: the principles of environmental monitoring; analytical techniques. Part 4 Man and the environment: introduction; assessment ofrisk to man; exposure of man to environmental chemicals. Part 5 The fate and behaviour of chemicals in the environment: distribution; decomposition. Part 6 Radioactivity and the environment: introduction; power stations; war; monitoring. Part 7Legislation: the need for legislation; environmental laws. Part 8 A green future - how have things changed since Rachel Carson's silent spring in 1962
Ian Shaw is Professor of Toxicology and head of the Centre for Toxicology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and visiting consultant toxicologist to the Royal Preston Hospital. He has broad research interests ranging from the cellular toxicity of free radicals through to plutonium biochemistry and is Chairman of the UK Government's working party on pesticide residues. John Chadwick is Head of the Environmental Sciences Section of HSE's Health Divisions Chemical Appraisals Unit and is a member of a number of government expert environmental groups including the Advisory Committee on Pesticides Environmental Panel. He is responsible for environmental risk assessments associated with the revision of existing, and registration of new, agricultural pesticides.