Discussing the role biosensors play in detecting and monitoring environmental substances, Biosensors and Environmental Health provides key facts that can be applied to other areas of health and disease and a "mini-dictionary" of key terms and summary points. It covers personal toxicity testing, soil and risk assessment, pesticide, insecticides, parasites, nitrate, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, food contamination, whole cell bioreporters, bacterial biosensors, antibody-based biosensors, enzymatic, amperometric and electrochemical aspects, quorum sensing, DNA-biosensors, cantilever biosensors, bioluminescence and other methods and applications. The contributors are leading authorities and the book is essential reading for environmental scientists, toxicologists, medical doctors, health care professionals, pathologists, biologists, biochemists, chemists and physicists, general practitioners as well as those interested in disease and sciences in general.
Table of Contents
Immunochips for Personal Toxicity Testing. Detection of Pesticide Residues using Biosensors. Biosensors for Ecotoxicity of Xenobiotics: a Focus on Soil and Risk Assessment. Biosensor-controlled Degradation of Organophosphate Insecticides in Water. Biosensors for Endocrine Disruptors: the Case of Bisphenol A and Catechol. Biosensors for Detection of Heavy Metals. Whole Cell Biosensors: Applications to Environmental Health. Bacterial Whole Cell Bioreporters in Environmental Health. Environmental Toxicology Monitoring with Polyazetidine-based Enzymatic Electrochemical Biosensors. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Sensitive Bacterial Biosensors in Environmental Health. Quorum Sensing in Microbial Biosensors. Biosensors Based on Immobilization of Proteins in Supramolecular Assemblies for the Detection of Environmental Relevant Analytes. Nanogravimetric and Voltammetric DNA-biosensors for Screening of Herbicides and Pesticides.Nitrate Determination by Amperometric Biosensors: Applications to Environmental Health, Antibody-based Biosensors for Small Environmental Pollutants: Focusing on PAHs. Exoelectrogens-based Electrochemical Biosensor for Environmental Monitoring.
Detecting Waterborne Parasites Using Piezoelectric Cantilever Biosensors. Bioluminescence-based Biosensor for Food Contamination.
Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel