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Title:
Introduction to environmental toxicology : impacts of chemicals upon ecological systems
Author:
Landis, Wayne G.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla. : Lewis Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781566702652
Format :
Book

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Central Library QH545.A1 L35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

The rapidly evolving field of environmental toxicology involves the study of toxic compounds and their effect on living organisms, as well as their chemical and physical behavior and fate within the natural environment. Since publication of the first edition in December 1994, Introduction to Environmental Toxicology has found a secure place among the major texts and references in this field. The rapidly expanding base of knowledge regarding this discipline has made it necessary to update and revise this informative text.
The second edition contains much of the information from the first edition, though the chapters have been enhanced and expanded. Critical new chapters concerning the latest issues in metal toxicity and the newly emerging area of multispecies toxicity tests have also been added. Also new to this second edition are sections describing new research being done on estrogen-like environmental toxins and endocrine disrupters, along with up-to-the-minute research findings on biomarkers, community conditioning, and biomonitoring assays. This comprehensive guide is an excellent reference for anyone involved in the field of environmental toxicology.


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