Dioxin – Environmental Fate and Health/Ecological Consequences offers a unique, and comprehensive coverage of dioxins and their congeners once they are released to the environment. The book provides readers with a systematic understanding of past and emerging sources of dioxins, current dioxins inventories and historical trends, fate and long-range transboundary atmospheric transport, human health, and ecological risk and regulatory perspective. Providing an excellent analysis of dioxin exposure through the food chain and impact on human health, it also documents the environmental implications of dioxins on ecological flora and fauna.
The book offers readers a holistic understanding about dioxins, their atmospheric fate and transport, distribution in various environmental matrices and various routes and exposure pathways through which human beings are exposed to this persistent organic pollutant. It further offers an insight into the toxicological profile and mechanistic analysis of the onset of cancer, remediation technologies, and existing regulatory framework to deal with the problems associated with dioxins.
The book will serve as an excellent resource to environmental professionals, particularly environmental toxicologists, environmental health professionals, remediation engineers, environmental regulatory agencies, policymakers, and environmental law professionals.
Overview. Occurrence, Fate and Distribution of Dioxin in the Environment. Dioxin Usages and Abuses: A Historical Perspective. Dioxin in Food. Environmental occurrence and Distribution of Dioxin. Fate and Transport of Dioxin. Deposition of Dioxin in Environmental Biota. Toxicity of Dioxin: Implication to Human Health & the Environment. Toxicity of Dioxin to Aquatic Microorganisms. Dioxins and Cancer: Detailed Insight into the Mechanism. The Epigenetic Effects of Dioxin. Toxic Response of Dioxin in Aquatic Biota. Human Health Toxicity due to Exposure to Dioxin. Long-term Persistence, Bio-accumulation and Vulnerability Assessment of Aquatic Species Exposure to Dioxin. Human Health Consequences of Chronic Exposure to Dioxin. Remediation of Dioxin: Past, Present and Future. Remediation of Dioxin Contaminated Media Prospects and Challenges. Biological Treatment for Removal of Dioxin in Environmental Media. Removal of Dioxin using Nanomaterials as an Adsorbents. Physicochemical Processes and Remediation of Dioxin – A review. Photocatalytic Degradation of Dioxin. Emerging Technologies for In-situ Remediation of Dioxin Contaminated Soil, Sediment and Groundwater. Remediation of Dioxin: Proven Case Studies. Case Study – I. Case Study – II. Case Study III. Analytical Determination of Dioxin in Environmental Matrices. Detection of Dioxin in Environmental Matrices – Established and Emerging Technologies. Innovative Analytical Techniques for Determination of Dioxin. Indices.