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Organic Pollutants : An Ecotoxilogical Perspective

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Title: Organic Pollutants : An Ecotoxilogical Perspective
Author: C. H. Walker
ISBN: 0748409629 / 9780748409624
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 304
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2001
Availability: In Stock
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A companion to he much praised Principles of Ecotoxicology the book covers organic pollutants in greater depth and detail than has been covered in a textbook before. The first part of the book covers issues such as chemical warfare; metabolism of pollutants in animals and plants; environmental fate; and effects within ecosystems. This is followed up with discussion of particular pollutants such as organochloride insecticides, PCBs, dioxins, organometallic compounds. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and 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.


Part 1 :  Basic Principles
Chapter 1 : Chemical Warfare
Chapter 2 : Factors Determining The Toxicity of Organic Pollutants to Animals and Plants
Chapter 3 : Influence of The Properties of Chemicals on Their Environmental Fate
Chapter 4 : Distribution and Effects of Chemicals in Communities and Ecosystems

Part 2 : Major Organic Pollutants
Chapter 5 : The Organochlorine Insecticides
Chapter 6 : Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Biphenyls
Chapter 7 : Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans
Chapter 8 : Organometallic Compounds
Chapter 9 : Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chapter 10 : Organophosphorous and Carbamate Insecticides
Chapter 11 : The Anticoagulant Rodenticides
Chapter 12 : Pyrethroid Insecticides

Part 3 Further Issues and Future Prospects
Chapter 13 : The Ecotoxicological Effects of Herbicides
Chapter 14 : Dealing With Complexity: The Toxicity of Mixtures
Chapter 15 : The Environmental Impact of Organic Pollutants : Future Prospects


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