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Main Title Physiological and Nonspecific Biomarkers.
Author Mayer, F. L. ; Versteeg, D. J. ; McKee, M. J. ; Folmar, L. C. ; Graney, R. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ; ;Mobay Corp., Stilwell, KS. ;Procter and Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH. ;Boyce Thompson Inst. for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/222;
Stock Number PB93-119832
Additional Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Biological markers ; Energy metabolism ; Growth ; Enzymes ; Hormones ; Blood chemical analysis ; Enzyme inhibitors ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-119832 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 82p
Physiological and nonspecific biomarkers have been used extensively in the laboratory to document and quantify both exposure to, and effects of, environmental pollutants. The chapter summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of physiological and nonspecific biomarkers. It lists the criteria to be used in selecting biomarkers to address specific ecological questions. After a general discussion of this topic, several specific biomarkers of possible utility in environmental monitoring of exposure and effects are described individually. For each of these biomarkers, the chapter presents research needs for developing and validating ecologically meaningful biomarkers.