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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 ...
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:
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 populationlevel. 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.
Pt. 1 Basic Principles
Ch. 1 Chemical Warfare 3
Ch. 2 Factors Determining the Toxicity of Organic Pollutants to Animals and Plants 17
Ch. 3 Influence of the Properties of Chemicals on Their Environmental Fate 67
Ch. 4 Distribution and Effects of Chemicals in Communities and Ecosystems 75
Pt. 2 Major Organic Pollutants
Ch. 5 The Organochlorine Insecticides 101
Ch. 6 Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrorninated Biphenyls 133
Ch. 7 Polychlorinated Dihenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans 151
Ch. 8 Organometallic Compounds 163
Ch. 9 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 181
Ch. 10 Organophosphorus and Carbamate Insecticides 193
Ch. 11 Anticoagulant Rodenticides 219
Ch. 12 Pyrethroid Insecticides 231
Pt. 3 Further Issues and Future Prospects
Ch. 13 Dealing with Complex Pollution Problems 243
Ch. 14 The Ecotoxicological Effects of Herbicides 257
Ch. 15 Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Their Environmental Impacts R. M. Goodhead Goodhead, R. M. C. R. Tyler Tyler, C. R. 265
Ch. 16 Neurotoxicity and Behavioral Effects of Environmental Chemicals 293
Ch. 17 Organic Pollutants: Future Prospects 319