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Title Emerging organic contaminants and human health / volume editor, Damià Barceló ; with contributions by A. Alastuey [and others]
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 466 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series The handbook of environmental chemistry, 1867-979X ; v. 20
Handbook of environmental chemistry ; v. 20
Contents Emerging Organic Contaminants and Nanomaterials in Food / Marinella Farré and Damià Barceló -- Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water / Aleksandra Jelić, Mira Petrović and Damià Barceló -- Sulfonamide Antibiotics in Natural and Treated Waters: Environmental and Human Health Risks / María Jesús García Galán, M. Silvia Díaz-Cruz and Damià Barceló -- Drinking Water Disinfection By-products / Susan D. Richardson and Cristina Postigo -- Micro-pollutants in Hospital Effluent: Their Fate, Risk and Treatment Options / Paola Verlicchi, Alessio Galletti, Mira Petrovic and Damià Barceló -- Antibiotic Resistance in Waste Water and Surface Water and Human Health Implications / Célia M. Manaia, Ivone Vaz-Moreira and Olga C. Nunes -- Ecopharmacovigilance / L.J.G. Silva, C.M. Lino, L. Meisel, D. Barceló and A. Pena
Human Exposure and Health Risks to Emerging Organic Contaminants / Adrian Covaci, Tinne Geens, Laurence Roosens, Nadeem Ali and Nele Van den Eede, et al. -- Occurrence of Phthalates and Their Metabolites in the Environment and Human Health Implications / Mario Antonio Fernández, Belén Gómara and María José González -- Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking Water, Food and Human Samples / Francisca Pérez, Marta Llorca, Marinella Farré and Damià Barceló -- Fate and Risks of Polar Pesticides in Groundwater Samples of Catalonia / Marianne Köck-Schulmeyer, Antoni Ginebreda, Miren López de Alda and Damià Barceló -- Zebrafish as a Vertebrate Model to Assess Sublethal Effects and Health Risks of Emerging Pollutants / Demetrio Raldúa, Carlos Barata, Marta Casado, Melissa Faria and José María Navas, et al. -- Disrupting Effects of Single and Combined Emerging Pollutants on Thyroid Gland Function / Demetrio Raldúa, Patrick J. Babin, Carlos Barata and Benedicte Thienpont -- Psychoactive Substances in Airborne Particles in the Urban Environment / M. Viana, C. Postigo, C. Balducci, A. Cecinato and M.J. López de Alda, et al
Summary Annotation This volume provides an overview of the occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants, discusses advanced chemical analysis methods, toxicological and ecotoxicological effects as well as human exposure. One focus is on pharmaceuticals, in particular antibiotics, and the problems associated with their increased use in hospitals. Other covered emerging contaminants occurring e.g. in food, water, air or soil include brominated flame retardants, polar pesticides, phthalates, phosphate esters, perfluorinated compounds, personal care products, musk fragrances, disinfection byproducts, illicit drugs, and nanomaterials. The chapters written by experts are a valuable source of information for a broad audience, such as analytical chemists, environmental chemists and engineers, toxicologists, ecotoxicologists and epidemiologists working already in this field as well as newcomers
Analysis Environmental sciences
Analytical biochemistry
Environmental chemistry
Environmental Medicine
Environmental toxicology
Environmental Health
Pollution, general
Analytical Chemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In nnam (MP) Handbook of environmental chemistry vol. 20
Subject Environmental health.
Environmental Pollutants.
Organic Chemicals.
Environmental Pollution.
Environmental Medicine.
Chemistry, Analytic.
Form Electronic book
Author Barceló, Damià.
Alastuey, A. (Andrés)
LC no. 2012935241
ISBN 3642281311 (print)
364228132X (electronic bk.)
9783642281310 (print)
9783642281327 (electronic bk.)