Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective, Second Edition / Edition 2

Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective, Second Edition / Edition 2

by C. H. Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420062581

ISBN-13: 9781420062588

Pub. Date: 11/11/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Difficult to measure accurately and deal with effectively, organic pollutants continue to be a major hazard in the environment. Significantly expanded, the second edition of Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective describes the mechanistic basis of ecotoxicology, using major groups of pollutants as illustrative examples, and explores the

Overview

Difficult to measure accurately and deal with effectively, organic pollutants continue to be a major hazard in the environment. Significantly expanded, the second edition of Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective describes the mechanistic basis of ecotoxicology, using major groups of pollutants as illustrative examples, and explores the problem of complex mixtures of chemicals.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of complex pollution problems and the exploitation of recent scientific and technological developments to investigate them
  • New chapters: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and their Environmental Impacts and Neurotoxicity and Behavioral Effects
  • Additional information on biomarker approaches and new technologies, such as microarrays assays, developed to address complex pollution problems

Tried-and-True Format Presents Updated Information

Keeping the same format that made the first edition so popular, the text begins with coverage of the basic principles underpinning the environmental behavior and effects of organic pollutants. It then describes the properties and ecotoxicology of major pollutants, discusses some issues that arise after consideration of the material in the second part of the text, and explores future prospects.

Mechanistic Approach Provides Basis for Development of New Strategies

The book takes a bottom up approach, describing the mechanisms by which pollutants have harmful effects on living organisms and how these effects are translated into adverse changes at the population level. This mechanistic approach supplies the basis for development of new mechanistic biomarker assays, which in turn provide measures of toxic effect and not merely of exposure, and subsequently provide evidence of causality between pollutant levels and ecological changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420062588
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Basic Principles

Chemical Warfare

Factors Determining the Toxicity of Organic Pollutants to

Animals and Plants

Influence of the Properties of Chemicals on Their Environmental Fate

Distribution and Effects of Chemicals in Communities and Ecosystems

Major Organic Pollutants

The Organochlorine Insecticides

Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Biphenyls

Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans

Organometallic Compounds

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Organophosphorus and Carbamate Insecticides

Anticoagulant Rodenticides

Pyrethroid Insecticides

Further Issues and Future Prospects

Dealing with Complex Pollution Problems

The Ecotoxicological Effects of Herbicides

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Their Environmental

Impacts, R. M. Goodhead and C. R. Tyler

Neurotoxicity and Behavioral Effects of Environmental Chemicals

Organic Pollutants: Future Prospects

Glossary

References

Index

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