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Author Wright, David A., 1948-

Title Environmental toxicology / David A. Wright, Pamela Welbourn
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 630 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge environmental chemistry series ; 11
Cambridge environmental chemistry series ; 11
Contents The emergence of environmental toxicology as science -- The historical background: Classical toxicology, ecotoxicology, and environmental toxicology -- Social aspects: The environmental movement -- Social aspects: Regulation -- Education in environmental toxicology -- The role of technology -- The science of environmental toxicology: Concepts and definitions -- The development of environmental toxicology -- An historical perspective on the science of environmental toxicology -- An evolutionary perspective on environmental toxicology -- Assessment of toxicity -- The dose-response -- The acute toxicity bioassay -- Subacute (chronic) toxicity assays -- The relationship between acute and chronic toxicity -- Statistical considerations -- Comparative bioassays -- Sediment toxicity assays -- Toxicity at the molecular level -- Carcinogenesis -- Genotoxicity assays -- Chromosome studies -- The concept of threshold toxicity -- Hormesis -- Receptors -- Routes and kinetics of toxicant uptake -- General considerations -- Route of toxicant uptake -- Skin -- Lungs -- Gills -- Digestive system -- Toxicant uptake by plants -- Uptake at the tissue and cellular level -- Toxicokinetics -- Single-compartment model -- Two-compartment model -- Volume of distribution -- Transporter-mediated transport -- Lethal body burden (critical body residue) -- Methodological approaches -- The general concepts and principles for biological indicators -- Tolerance and resistance to potentially toxic substances
Summary Environmental Toxicology is a comprehensive introductory textbook dealing with all aspects of the subject. It is primarily a text for students in environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental management, and risk assessment. It will also be valuable for specialists in ecology, environmental science, and chemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmental toxicology.
Environmental Pollutants -- toxicity.
Environmental Pollution.
Form Electronic book
Author Welbourn, Pamela, 1935-
ISBN 0511075928
0511077491 (electronic bk.)
0511805993 (electronic bk.)
9780511077494 (electronic bk.)
9780511805998 (electronic bk.)