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Cover for Organochlorine insecticides: neurotoxicity.

Organochlorine insecticides have an extensive history in the mitigation and control of insect populations in agricultural as well as residential and personal settings. Their utility was defined by unique characteristics that rendered these compounds highly toxic to insects, coupled with a...

Author(s)
Caudle, W. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Crude oil pollution III. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Exxon Valdez</i> contamination: ecological recovery, a case study.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in March 1989 was considered at the time the worst environmental disaster in North America. Though Exxon Corporation expended $2 billion over 4 years on clean-up operations, oil remained on the beaches contaminated by the spill. The US...

Author(s)
Haycox, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Lead poisoning.

The reduction of childhood lead exposure in the USA is a public health success story, but lead is still one of the most widely encountered toxic metals in the world. To date, no safe blood lead threshold has been identified. The properties and availability of lead, a naturally occurring blue-grey...

Author(s)
Katner, A. L.; Mielke, H. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Dioxins III. Relationship to pre-diabetes, diabetes and diabetic nephropathy.

Toxic equivalency factors (TEFs) have been defined for seven polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, ten polychlorinated dibenzofurans and 12 polychlorinated biphenyls (van den Berg et al., 2006). Twenty-three of the 29 dioxin-like chemicals were measured in human blood during the 1999-2004 National...

Author(s)
Everett, C. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Crude oil pollution I. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Deepwater Horizon</i> contamination: human health effects and health risk assessments, a case study.

On 20 April 2010 the Deepwater Horizon mobile oil exploration platform experienced a devastating accident that led to the largest marine oil spill in history. This event led to concern about health risk due to oil-related chemical exposures in oil spill response personnel, including workers and...

Author(s)
Wilson, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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