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Cover for Radon II. Leukaemia or CNS cancer risks among children.

Ionizing radiation is the only established environmental risk factor for childhood leukaemia and tumours of the central nervous system. Indeed, there is consensus that cancer risk in humans increases after exposure to moderate and high doses of radiation. However, exposures to low-dose natural...

Author(s)
Kollerud, R. del R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Unequivocal evidence associating environmental contaminants and pollutants with human morbidity and ecological degradation.

Persistent equivocation in virtually all sections of society and industry about the harmful effects of pollution have provided the impetus for the publication of A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology: Human Disorders and Ecotoxicology. This chapter is designed to collate and analyse recent...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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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
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Cover for Cyanobacterial toxins.

Cyanobacteria are capable of producing a wide range of low-molecular-weight toxic compounds, largely identified as a result of poisoning incidents and through meticulous screening of cyanobacterial strains and blooms. Their molecular modes of action vary and can include hepatotoxic and neurotoxic...

Author(s)
Metcalf, J. S.; Souza, N. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Nitrogen dioxide: ambient exposure in human disorders.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is produced in certain industrial processes. Point exposure to high concentration of NO2 (>100 ppm), such as in silo filler's disease and during chemical warfare, produces acute lung injury, and death in the worst cases. Acute exposure to lower concentration of NO2 (0.5-15 ...

Author(s)
Huang, Y. C. T.; Tucker, J. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Sulfur dioxide and human disorders.

Large amounts of sulfur dioxide are released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, by power plants and industrial facilities that utilize it for making chemicals like sulfuric acid, pesticides, preservatives, wine and other beverages. Atmospheric sulfur dioxide is itself an enormous ...

Author(s)
Ahmad, S.; Ahmad, A.; Ahmad, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Dioxins II. Human exposure and health risks.

There are two very different facets of dioxins. On the one hand they are feared environmental 'superpoisons'; on the other hand they are highly interesting tools for studying the mechanisms of intracellular receptors, gene expression, growth and development of organs, metabolism of chemicals in the ...

Author(s)
Tuomisto, J.; Viluksela, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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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 Organophosphates I. Human health effects and implications for the environment: an overview.

Organophosphorus (OP) compounds were developed as pesticides in the 1930s, including the discovery of the even more toxic compounds later called nerve agents. Newspapers in the Western world focus on the individual dissemination of nerve agents during the Iraq or Syrian war. In contrast, more than...

Author(s)
Wille, T.; Thiermann, H.; Worek, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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