Organic Pollutants

Un libro in lingua di Walker C. H. Tyler Charles (CON) edito da Taylor & Francis, 2008

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This book is intended to be a companion to the third edition of Principles of Ecotoxicology. Adopting a bottom up approach, it examines the fate and effects of organic pollutants from the perspective of the properties of the chemicals and their biochemical interactions. Biomarker assays that provide measures of toxin action are also described. The first set of chapters deals with basic principles underlying the environmental behavior and effects of organic pollutants. The second section describes the chemical properties, metabolism, environmental fate, toxicity, and ecological effects of major pollutants in detail. The groups of compounds covered in this section are all regarded as pollutants rather than simply contaminants, because they have the potential to cause adverse biological effects on individual organisms and populations at realistic environmental levels. The final section of the book, expanded for this second edition, deals with more complex pollution patterns and contains two new chapters on endocrine-disrupting chemicals and their environmental impacts, and neurotoxicity and behavioral effects of pollutants. The book will be useful to final-year undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in ecotoxicology. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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