Because our chemical environment affects our physical and mental well-being, it is a matter of increasing concern and is therefore attracting much research effort. This timely collection of essays highlights current developments in the field of environmental toxicology. Chapters analyze the carcinogenic, mutagenic, genotoxic, and neurotoxic effects of both anthropogenic and natural toxins in the soil, air, and water around us, as well as in our workplace and diet. The book also examines the effects of toxins on other organisms, as well as the techniques, policies, and management strategies employed in studying and controlling environmental pollutants. It will be an essential reference to a variety of personnel in environmental studies and public health.
Table of Contents
1. General Principles of Toxicology 2. Environmental Pollution, Neurotoxicity and Criminal Violence Carcinogens and Mutagens 3. Geochemistry, Metal Toxins and Development Planning 4. The Environmental Toxicology of Volcanic Gases in the European Environment 5. Economic and Environmental Costs of Pesticide Use 6. Secondary Effects of Pesticide Exposures 7. On Chlorinated Fatty Acids as Environmental Pollutants 8. Molecular and Genetic Toxicology of Arsenic 9. Urban Air Pollution and Health 10. The Effect of Toxic Substances on the Development of Diseases in Aquatic Organisms 11. Toxicology in the Working Environment 12. Fungal Toxins as Disease Elicitors 13. Natural Plant Toxins - Benefits and Risks 14. Plant Associated Toxins in the Human Food Supply 15. Toxic Cyanobacterial Blooms 16. Use of Stable Isotope Ratios in Freshwater and Marine Biomagnification Studies 17. Environmental Risk Assessment of the Interaction Between Agricultural Land and Surface Waters