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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 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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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 Insecticides.

This chapter provides information on insect population dynamics and the impact of insecticide use; active ingredients of insecticide, its mode of action and formulation; delivery of the chemical, its application and pick-up at the target site; ease of use, safety and economics; and toxicological...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Introduction to environmental toxicology.

This book contains 10 chapters that discuss both chemical and physical factors that contribute to human morbidity and ecological degradation are presented in this volume. The contaminants and pollutants considered here are classified within a conventional system to include biogenic compounds,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biogenic contaminants.

This chapter provides information on the 3 classes of biogenic compounds that regularly occur in aquatic and agricultural ecosystems to contaminate food and water supplies, i.e. algal toxins, mycotoxins and phytotoxins. The toxicological issues associated with microbial and plant metabolism of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
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