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Ecosystems and Human Health

Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

CRC Press

440 pages

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Since the second edition of this text was published, many new environmental incidents have occurred, including another nuclear disaster, a mine disaster in the United States, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Updated throughout the text, Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Third Edition explores the broad range of env

Table of Contents

Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Risk Analysis and Public Perceptions of Risk: Risky Business. Water and Soil Pollution. Airborne Hazards. Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Halogenated Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Toxicity of Metals. Organic Solvents and Related Chemicals. Food Additives, Drug Residues, and Food Contaminants. Pesticides. Mycotoxins and Other Toxins from Unicellular Organisms. Animal and Plant Poisons. Environmental Hormone Disrupters. Radiation Hazards. Gaia and Chaos: How Things Are Connected. Case Study Reviews. Index.

About the Originator

Richard Philp, D.V.M., Ph.D., is an emeritus professor and former chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at The University of Western Ontario. He conducted research in the physiology of deep sea diving, investigations into arterial thrombosis, and, for the last 15 years of his 40-year career, taught a course on environmental toxicology. He also authored two textbooks on the subject. Professor Philp has conducted studies on heavy metal pollution of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and was a member of the Thames-Sydenham Regional Source-water Protection Committee. He has served as a consultant in environmental toxicology to citizens' groups and to Santa Cruz County, California. He has also published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 6 books, mostly on environment-related subjects.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply