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Cover for A handbook of environmental toxicology: human disorders and ecotoxicology.

This handbook contains chapters that are arranged in nine sections, each representing a particular theme and representing diversity of biogenic compounds and pollutants impinging on human health and ecotoxicity.

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book
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Cover for Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The developmental neurotoxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls: a continuing environmental health concern.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemicals widely used in diverse industrial applications and commercial products until their production was banned in the 1970s due to concerns regarding their environmental persistence and human health risks. Despite the ban, environmental levels of...

Author(s)
Sethi, S.; Lein, P. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals and human health.

Many environmental pollutant chemicals have been now found to interfere in the actions of hormones and have been termed endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). They may act by altering hormone synthesis in the endocrine gland, by altering transport of the hormone to the target site or by interfering ...

Author(s)
Darbre, P. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Minamata disease and methylmercury exposure.

Two outbreaks of Minamata disease were observed mainly during the 1950s and mid-1970s, which was an era of rapid economic growth in Japan. In both cases, a large amount of methylmercury was discarded into the sea and rivers after secondary generation in acetaldehyde-synthesizing factories. Serious...

Author(s)
Hachiya, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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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
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Particulates from combustion sources: formation, characteristics and toxic hazards.

Particulates from combustion sources are a major component of outdoor and indoor air pollutants. During fires, they contribute to acute injury and deaths from smoke exposure; and through chronic daily exposure in homes, workplaces and the outdoor environment they are a major cause of long-term...

Author(s)
Purser, D. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ozone I. Human disorders: an overview.

Ground-level ozone is one of the most widespread pollutants in the world. Millions of people are exposed to unhealthy levels of ozone air pollution on a daily basis. Often called 'smog', ozone is harmful to breathe and is associated with the development and exacerbation of pulmonary and...

Author(s)
Silveyra, P.; Fuentes, N.; Rivera, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Glyphosate: the fate and toxicology of a herbicidal amino acid derivative.

Glyphosate was first registered in the USA in 1974 for non-crop and industrial use as a herbicide. With the advent of glyphosate-tolerant crops and the adoption of minimum and no-till practices, it has become one the world's foremost herbicides. Glyphosate inhibits a key step in the shikimate acid...

Author(s)
Saltmiras, D. A.; Farmer, D. R.; Mehrsheikh, A.; Bleeke, M. S.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter

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