Summary: The fundamental principles of environmental toxicology are clearly presented here for university students and professionals in related fields. This book consists of two parts. In the first part basic metabolic, physiological, and pharmacological concepts are used to explain the fate of toxic chemicals in the body, with emphasis on carcinogenesis and mutagenesis. This part also contains a chapter on chemicals disrupting the endocrine system and a chapter on risk asses
sment and the precautionary principle. The second section deals with specific environmental problems - air pollution, alteration of the earth's atmosphere, water and land pollution, including sections on wetlands, organic agriculture and genetically modified crops. It also deals with health and environmental effects of ionized radiation, and the effect of a rapid population growth on the environmental and human welfare. Chapter on pollution control and regulatory policies are also included.
Summary: The fundamental principles of environmental toxicology are clearly presented here for university students and professionals in related fields. This book consists of two parts. In the first part basic metabolic, physiological, and pharmacological concepts are used to explain the fate of toxic chemicals in the body, with emphasis on carcinogenesis and mutagenesis. This part also contains a chapter on chemicals disrupting the endocrine system and a chapter on risk assessment and the precautionary principle. The second section deals with specific environmental problems - air pollution, alteration of the earth's atmosphere, water and land pollution, including sections on wetlands, organic agriculture and genetically modified crops. It also deals with health and environmental effects of ionized radiation, and the effect of a rapid population growth on the environmental and human welfare. Chapter on pollution control and regulatory policies are also included. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Publisher:Oxford University Press Year Published: 2002 International: No
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1. Environment: Past and Present
Historical Perspective Present State of the World The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: The Earth Summit Antienvironmental Movements in the United States Rio Plus Five The Impact of Global Trade on the Environment
2. Review of Pharmacologic Concepts
Dose-Response Relationship The Concept of Receptors Mode of Entry of Toxins Translocation of Xenobiotics
3. Metabolism of Xenobiotics
Phases of Metabolism Phase - Biotransformations Disposition of Epoxides Phase - Conjugations Glutathione Induction and Inhibition of P- Isozymes Activation of Precarcinogens
4. Factors that Influence Toxicity
Selective Toxicity Metabolic Pathways Enzyme Activity Xenobiotic-Metabolizing Systems Toxicity Tests in Animals Individual Variations in Response to Xenobiotics
5. Chemical Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis
Environment and Cancer Multistage Development of Cancer Types of Carcinogens Review of DNA and Chromosomal Structure Mutagenesis Interaction of Chemicals with DNA Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer Carcinogenic Effect of Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields DNA Repair Mechanism Oncogenes and Tumor Supressor Genes
6. Endocrine Disrupters
Historical Perspectives Hormonal Imbalance Properties of Endocrine Disrupters Environmental and Health Impact of Endocrine Disrupters
7. Risk Assessment
Hazard Assessment Dose-Response Assessment Exposure Assessment Risk Characterization Critique of Risk Assessment Risk Assessment of Endocrine Disrupters Ecological Risk Assessment The Principle of Precautionary Action
8. Occupational Toxicology
Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices Respiratory Toxicity Irritation of Airways and Edema Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary Neoplasia Allergic Responses Nephrotoxins Liver Damage Other Toxic Responses
9. Air Pollution
Pollutant Cycles Urban Pollutants: Their Sources and Biological Effects Trends and Present Status of Air Quality Pollution by Motor Vehicles Pollution by Industrial Chemicals Pollution by Incinerators Tall Stacks and Their Role in Transport of Pollutants Indoor Air Pollution
10. Pollution of the Atmosphere
This Earth's Atmosphere Formation and Sustenance of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion of Stratospheric Ozone Emission of CO[subscript ] and Models of Climatic Changes Current Developments The Effects of Atmospheric Changes on Human Health
11. Water and Land Pollution
Freshwater Reserves Nitrogen Overload Transport of Water Pollutants Urban Pollutants Lead Pollution Soil Erosion Nutrients and Pesticides Alternative Agriculture Genetically Modified Crops Wetlands and Estuaries Industrial Pollutants Pollution of Groundwater Airborne Water and Land Pollution
12. Pollution Control
Clean-Coal Technology Control of Mobile-Source Emission Control of Nitrogen Oxides Energy Conservation Wastewater Treatment Waste Disposal and Recycling Hazardous Waste
13. Radioactive Pollution
Ionizing Radiation Measurement of Radioactivity Sources of Radiation Health and Biological Effects of Radiation Nuclear Energy
14. Population, Environment, and Women's Issues
Present Trends in Population Growth Effect of Overpopulation on the Environment Overpopulation, Urban Sprawl, and Public Health International Cooperation on Population Issues
15. Regulatory Policies and International Treaties
The National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Regulatory Framework EPA and Its Responsibilities OSHA and Its Responsibilities Miscellaneous Environmental Acts and Treaties
Appendix: Subjects for Student Seminars Index
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