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Cover for Discussion.

This book chapter emphasize alarming evidence that major contaminants originating from biological sources as well as pollutants generated spontaneously or as a result of anthropogenic activity cause: human morbidity by exacerbating conditions such as asthma, COPD and cardiovascular disease (CVD),...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptation in microbes and higher plants.

This chapter examines the biochemical pathways involved in detoxification processes in microbes and plants and explores the potential for bioremediation in contaminated ecosystems.

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Radiation.

This book chapter describes the health hazards of exposure to ionizing radiation, radon, and ultraviolet radiation. Radiation toxicology is dominated by the issue of carcinogenesis, although the clinical effects are different for the three major sources of exposure. Whereas ionizing radiation is...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consumerism and lifestyle choices: toxicological perspectives.

This book chapter contains a discussion on the environmental impact and lifestyle choices, including: complexity of discarded polymers, chemical nature of pharmaceuticals and personal care products, physical effects in marine species, polymers as vectors for disease organisms and other pollutants,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Metallic elements.

Individual heavy metals are markedly different in intrinsic chemical properties, resulting in unique features, but common themes may be just as significant in several respects, including in this book chapter: origin, environmental distribution, electronic waste recycling risks, uptake and...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fossil fuel pollutants.

This chapter provides highlights on some major pollution incidents associated with extraction, transport and storage of fossil fuels, including wastewater and effluent discharges, relates such episodes to the chemical composition of different fuels, outlines routes of exposure of fuel contaminants, ...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ambient gases and particulates.

This book chapter discusses the toxicology of ambient gases and particulates in human morbidity is reviewed in relation to a number of interrelated issues, including: epidemiology, susceptibility, physiology, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurological dysfunction, carcinogenesis,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biogenic contaminants.

This chapter provides information on the 3 classes of biogenic compounds that regularly occur in aquatic and agricultural ecosystems to contaminate food and water supplies, i.e. algal toxins, mycotoxins and phytotoxins. The toxicological issues associated with microbial and plant metabolism of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of some of the major ecological disasters that occurred and their negative effects to the environment. The impacts of climate change, increased human morbidity and ecotoxicity to the ecological balance are discussed and the importance of well established protocols, ...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Introduction to environmental toxicology.

This book contains 10 chapters that discuss both chemical and physical factors that contribute to human morbidity and ecological degradation are presented in this volume. The contaminants and pollutants considered here are classified within a conventional system to include biogenic compounds,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
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