Organic Pollutants

Organic Pollutants : An Ecotoxicological Perspective

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Organic pollutants continue to be a major hazard in the environment. Often difficult to measure accurately and to deal with effectively, these compounds feature more and more prominently in courses on environmental toxicology and environmental sciences.
This much needed book is a companion to the highly praised Principles of Ecotoxicology. It covers organic pollutants in greater depth and detail than has been covered in a textbook before.
The first part covers issues such as:
chemical warfare

metababolism of pollutants in animals and plants

environmental fate, and effects within ecosystems
This is followed by discussion of particular pollutants such as:

organochloride insecticides



organometallic compounds

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

anticoagulant rodenticides
amongst others. The book concludes with coverage of ecotoxicity testing, biomarkers and bioassays and future prospects for improved assessment of the dangers these compounds pose.
It breaks new ground in offering a concise source of information on these compounds at a level suitable for senior undergraduates and postgraduates. Professionals working within the fields of environmental toxicology and environmental science will also find it a valuable reference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 167.6 x 252.5 x 14.2mm | 589.68g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 b&w line drawings
  • 0748409629
  • 9780748409624

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Table of contents

1. Chemical Warfare 2. Factors Determining the Toxicity of Organic Pollutants to Animals and Plants 3. Influence of the Properties of Chemicals on Their Environmental Fate 4. Distribution and Effect of Chemicals in Communities and Ecosystems 5. The Organochlorine Insecticides 6. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs) 7. Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDFs) 8. Organometallic Compounds 9. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) 10. Organophosphorous and Carbamate Insecticides 11. The Anticoagulant Rodenticides 12. Pyrethroid Insecticides 13. The Ecotoxicological Effects of Herbicides 14. Dealing with Complexity - the Toxicity of Mixtures 15. The Environmental Impact of Organic Pollutants
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