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Main Title Ecotoxicology : effects of pollutants on the natural environment /
Author Walker, C. H.
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,
Place Published Boca Raton
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 890754416
Subject Added Ent Environmental toxicology.; Ecological risk assessment.; Environmental chemistry.; SCIENCE--Environmental SCIENCE.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Environmental--General.
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EKBM QH545.A1W35 2014 Electronic resource Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/19/2015
Collation 1 online resource (xvii, 217 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209) and index. Print version record.
Contents Notes "During the latter part of the 20th century chemical industry grew rapidly, and with this growth new industrial chemicals found their way into the natural environment. Pesticides came to be used on a larger scale, and questions were asked about residues of them that were found in environmental samples (biota, soil, water, and air). Residues were also found of a range of industrial chemicals in effluents entering rivers and polluted air. Some of these events received extensive media coverage, which was something of a mixed blessing. While important discoveries were made known to a wide audience, inaccuracies and half-truths crept into this reportage, sometimes leaving a rather confusing impression to interested laypeople. In time, government laboratories, industrial laboratories, and universities became involved in the investigation of pollution problems, and the discipline of ecotoxicology began to take shape. Today ecotoxicology courses are offered by universities and colleges of further education. While a number of textbooks are now available to students who follow ecotoxicology courses at universities and other institutions of higher education, there appears to be a shortage of texts aimed at interested laypeople. This seems unfortunate, because the science underlying environmental pollution has intriguing aspects to it. There is much evidence for the phenomenon of chemical warfare in nature, which, over a long period, has been a driving force in the evolution of plant toxins and the production by animals of systems that detoxify them. The selective pressure of pesticides has led to the evolution of resistant strains of pests. The biomagnification of recalcitrant organic pollutants in food chains has raised problems for predators of higher"-- Sec. 1. Basic issues -- Toxicology and ecotoxicology -- Ecotoxicity -- A history of chemical warfare -- Toxic effects at different organizational levels -- The development of resistance -- Pesticides and their design -- Natural pollutants and natural cycles -- Sec. 2. Examples of pollutants -- Early problems connected with urbanization and mining -- The organochlorine insecticides -- Organophosphorous and carbamate insecticides -- Organometallic compounds -- Pyrethroid and neonicotinoid insecticides -- PCBs and dioxins -- Herbicides -- Endocrine disruptors -- Anticoagulant rodenticides -- Sec. 3. Further issues -- Pollution problems worldwide -- Risk assessment and legislation -- Current issues and future prospects.
PUB Date Free Form ©2014
BIB Level m
Medium computer
ISBN 1482247003; 9781482247008
OCLC Time Stamp 20151016121835
Cataloging Source RDA
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04570cam 2200517Li 45020