Ecotoxicology, Ecological Risk Assessment and Multiple Stressors / Edition 1

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The interaction between environment and health is far more complex than is commonly understood. In particular, little attention has been paid to the interaction of different pollutants in the human body as well as in the environment. Even low level exposure over a period of time to a complex cocktail of pollutants in air, water, food and consumer products is likely to contribute significantly to the health status of European citizens. This volume represents new knowledge both on human and environmental risk assessment procedures and although it is generally acknowledged that chemical, biological, radiological, and other stressors can cause a variety of human health or ecological health effects, assessing the risks associated with them is considerably more complex methodologically and computationally than current risk assessment practices. This book is designed to reduce the uncertainty in our current knowledge of ecotoxicology. The four basic topics it embraces are (I) The Science of Ecotoxicology, (II) Ecological Risk Assessment and Multiple Stressors, (III) Methods and Tools in Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment and (IV) Ecotoxicology and Toxicity Monitoring

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402044755
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/27/2006
  • Series: Nato Security through Science Series C
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Contributors. Part I. The Science of Ecotoxicology: Establishing the International Basis for Ecological Risk Assessment. Current Developments in Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment; L A.Kapustka.-From Molecules to Ecosystems: Ecotoxicological Approaches and Perspectives; G.D.Arapis.- Protecting the Environment against Ionizing Radiation: The Path Proposed; by 'ICRP', its Origins and Analysis; F. Brechignac.-Eco-epidemiology: a Means to Safeguard Ecosystem Services that Sustain Human Welfare; S.M.Cormier.- Perchlorate: Ecological and Human Health Effects; J. Clarkson et al.- Genetic Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment: an Overview; N. V. Goncharova.- Part II Ecological Risk Assessment and Multiple Stressors. Scientific Basis for Ecotoxicology, Ecological Risk Assessment and Multiple Stressors: Canadian Experience in Defining Acceptable Risk Levels for Infrastructure; R. N.Hull.-Risk Assessment in Romania: Between Needs and Possibilities of Remediation; C.-H. Barbu et al.-Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products in Europe; M. Foudoulakis.- Assessment of Ecological Risk Caused by the Long-Living Radionuclides in the Environment; V.Kashparov.-Effects of Contaminant Exposure on Plants: Implications for Ecotoxicology and Radiological Protection of the Environment; S.A. Geras’kin et al.-Risk Assessment: Radioactive Contaminated Food Products and Exposure Dose of the Population; N.V. Goncharova and D.A.Bairasheuskaya.-Part III.Methods and Tools in Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment.A Habitat Suitability Evaluation Technique and its Application to Environmental Risk Assessment;.A.Grebenkov et al.- The QnD Model/Game System: Integrating Questions and Decisions for Multiple Stressors; G. Kiker and I.Linkov.-The Medaka Fish: an Experimental Model in Environmental Toxicology. Its Use for the Survey of Microalgal Toxins: Phycotoxins and Cyanotoxins; S.Puiseux-Dao and M. Edery.-Cytogenetic Effect of Radioactive or ChemicalContamination on Spring Barley Intercalary Meristems Cells; S. Geras’kin et al.-Water Pollution Indicators of Sustainability in Europe and their Application to Coastal Water Quality Evaluation in Italy; E.Comino.-Application of GIS Technologies in Ecotoxicology: a Radioecological Case Study; N.Grytsyuk et al.- Ambient Ozone Phytodetection with Sensitive Clover (Trifolium Subterraneum L. Cv. Geraldton) in Ukraine;O. Blum and N. Didyk.-Part IV. Ecotoxicology and Toxicity Monitoring. Alterations of Agroecosystems in Greece Through Pesticide Use. The «Phalaris Case»; G. Vassiliou et al.-Contribution to Ecological Safety Through Segmented Integrated Pest Management in Greece; G. Vassiliou.-A Preliminary Study of Toxicity by Bioassay of the Wastes of Pulp and Paper Production Units; N.Venetsaneas and J. Iliopoulou-Georgudaki.-Air Pollution Assessment in Volos Coastal Town, Greece; N. Riga-Karandino et al.-Tropospheric Ozone Measurements in the Thetra Mountains and Its Effects on Plants; B. Godzik and P. Fleischer.- Long-Term Monitoring of Tropospheric Ozone in Kiev, Ukraine: Formation, Temporal Patterns and Potential Adverse Effects; Oleg Blum.- Part V Working Group Summaries Hints on Ecotoxicology and Ethics; M.G.Karandinos.-A Framework for Multi-Criteria Decision-Making With Special Reference to Critical Infrastructure: Policy and Risk Management Working Group Summary and Recommendations R. Hull et al.- Methods and Tools in Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment.Working group Summary; L. A. Kapustka et al.-Subject Index

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