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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessment of the ecotoxicity of airborne particulate matter.

The deleterious effect of airborne particulate matter or its individual components on human health has been widely studied; however, much less information is available on its potential toxicity on the non-human biota. This chapter is intended to give a comprehensive insight into the principle of...

Author(s)
Kováts, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 21st Century toxicology: methods for environmental toxicology and monitoring.

Traditional animal toxicity testing has been challenged in this century to shift towards toxicity pathway-based approaches for a more efficient evaluation of a large number of chemicals and a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying toxicological effects. The toxicity pathway describes...

Author(s)
Lundqvist, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxicology of non-protein amino acids.

The appearance of a wide range of non-protein amino acids in foliage, fruits, seeds and root exudates is an important expression of secondary metabolism in higher plants. The ubiquitous distribution of these amino acids is exemplified by their presence in food and forage plants, as well as in...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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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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