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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
Book chapter
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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)
Type
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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
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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)
Type
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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
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Cover for Cadmium I. Exposure and human health effects: an overview.

Cadmium is a metal that has been extensively used for a wide variety of industrial applications in the past, but more recently the growing awareness of the adverse health effects has led to restrictions and ban of use in several applications. Cadmium is emitted into the environment via both natural ...

Author(s)
Åkesson, A.; Kippler, M.
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
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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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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
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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
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