Hot Spot Pollutants: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Hot Spot Pollutants: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

by Elsevier Science
     
 

Hot Spot Pollutants describes how pharmaceuticals and/or endocrine active compounds gain entry into the aquatic ecosystem, effects on specific organisms and the potential risk involved for the whole ecosystem. In addition it presents the latest views and developments regarding legal requirements for assessing the environmental risk of pharmaceuticals. This

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Hot Spot Pollutants describes how pharmaceuticals and/or endocrine active compounds gain entry into the aquatic ecosystem, effects on specific organisms and the potential risk involved for the whole ecosystem. In addition it presents the latest views and developments regarding legal requirements for assessing the environmental risk of pharmaceuticals. This books includes the views of academic, industry and government scientists, and thus aims for a balanced presentation of all standpoints.

The book consists of papers that appeared previously in the journal Toxicology Letters in 2002 and 2003, and have been collected in this single volume to make them accessible to a broader audience. Authors were asked to update their contributions where necessary. See also Toxicology Letters volume 131, issues 1 and 2 (2002), and volume 142 issue 3 (2003).

• State-of-the-art information of pharmaceuticals in the environment
• Leading Academic, industry and government contributors
• Provides the views of the experts in the field
• Offers a thorough basis to attain a good overview including all facets of the field

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From the Publisher
"printed on acid-free paper...well written and it combines views from academic, regulatory, and industry scientists...gives a well balanced presentation on the topic and highlights gaps in existing knowledge"
BTS Newsletter, Summer 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120329533
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Advances in Pharmacology Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.85(d)

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