Basic Environmental Toxicology provides a thorough, systematic introduction to environmental toxicology and addresses many of the effects of pollutants on humans, animals, and the environment. Readers are introduced to the fundamentals of toxicology and ecotoxicology, the effects of different types of toxicants, and how toxicants affect different compartments of the environment. Fundamental aspects of environmental health, occupational health, detection of pollutants, and risk assessment are discussed. The book is excellent for anyone involved in risk assessment or risk management, toxicologists, state and local public health officials, environmental engineers, industrial managers, consultants, and students taking environmental toxicology courses.
Table of Contents
Section I 1. Introduction to Ecotoxicology 2. Principles of Ecotoxicology 3. Xenobiotic Metabolism Section II 4. Toxic Metals in the Environment 5. Toxicity of Petroleum 6. Toxicity of Solvents 7. Toxicity of Pesticides 8. Halogenated Aromatic Compounds 9. Environmental Ionizing Radiation 10. Animal and Plant Toxins Section III 11. Toxicology of Air Pollution 12. Soil Toxicology 13. Environmental Aquatic Toxicology 14. Impacts of Xenobiotics on Estuarine Ecosystems 15. Wildlife Toxicology Section IV 16. Environmental Health 17. Occupational Toxicology 18. Environmental Epidemiology 19. Detection — Analytical 20. Detection — Bioassay 21. Human Health Risk Assessment 22. Ecological Risk Assessment
Cockerham, Lorris G.; Shane, Barbara S.