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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
Book chapter
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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)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glutamate decarboxylase in bacteria.

γ-Aminobutyrate (GABA) is a non-proteinaceous amino acid which plays different roles in the living systems. GABA is biochemically produced by the irreversible α-decarboxylation of L-glutamate catalysed by glutamate decarboxylase (Gad), a widespread enzyme distributed among eukaryotes and...

Author(s)
Giovannercole, F.; Pennacchietti, E.; Biase, D. de
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent advances underpinning innovative strategies for the future.

It is instructive to evaluate recent evidence as presented in the preceding chapters of this volume. It is immediately clear that significant advances have been reported on the mainstream biochemistry of all the major families of amino acids in a diverse range of microorganisms. Emerging...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for L-arginine-dependent nitric oxide synthase activity.

Nitric oxide (NO) has long been recognized as a signalling molecule influencing diverse physiological processes in animals. More recently, it has emerged as an innovative topic of research in plant physiology and biochemistry. During the last decade, the involvement in a plethora of functions has...

Author(s)
Corpas, F. J.; Río, L. A. del; Palma, J. M.; Barroso, J. B.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant response to acid rain stress.

Acid rain is known as the 'air killer' because of its devastating damage to the ecosystem. As the major factor in the terrestrial ecosystem, the toxic effect of acid rain on plants has attracted more attention of researchers. The loss in agriculture and forestry caused by acid rain aggravates the...

Author(s)
Liang, C.
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
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 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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