Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0195117131

ISBN-13: 9780195117134

Edition: 1998

Authors: Donald G. Crosby
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Description: Environmental toxicology and chemistry have become subjects of intense academic and public interest. This book is the first text to tie them closely together. It presents their principles and applications through numerous illustrative examples and special topics highlighting current environmental concerns. Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the book will also interest anyone desiring an update in these timely subjects.

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Book details

List price: $182.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Poisons
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental Chemistry
Toxicity
Hazard and Risk
Major Toxic Hazards
Perspective
References
Ecotoxicology
Environmental Chemicals
Chemicals in the Environment
Detection and Measurement
The Atmosphere
Water
Soils
Biota
Everyday Life
References
Pesticide Residues
Environmental Chemodynamics
Environmental Chemodynamics
Dissolution
Solvent Partitioning
Volatilization
Adsorption
Significance
References
The Great Escape
Environmental Transport
Dissipation of Chemicals
Transport in and from Surface Water
Transport in Soil and Groundwater
Atmospheric Transport
Commercial Conveyance
Global Transport
References
Wind, Water, and Waves
Abiotic Transformations
Transformations
Photochemistry
Oxidation
Reduction
Hydrolysis
Some Other Abiotic Reactions
Summary of Abiotic Reactions
References
Free Radicals and the Ozone Layer
Biotransformations
Biotransformations
Transformations by Microorganisms
Transformations in Animals and Higher Plants
Comparative Metabolism
Summary of Biotransformations
References
Anatomy of an Oil Spill
Intoxication
The Intoxication Process
Absorption and Disposition
Factors Governing Intoxication
Toxic Effects
References
Adaptation
Quantitative Toxicology
Dose-Response Relationships
Factors Affecting Quantitative Responses
Toxicokinetics
Toxicity Measurements and Endpoints
Data from Humans
References
Epidemiology
Intoxication Mechanisms
The Biochemical Lesion
Receptors and Targets
Mechanisms of General Toxicity
Animal-specific Mechanisms
Plant-specific Mechanisms
Microbe-specific Mechanisms
Perspective
References
Chemical Carcinogens
Exposure and Risk
Hazard and Risk
Exposure
Risk Assessments
Ecological Risk
Risk Management
References
PBPK Models
Inorganic Toxicants
Toxic Inorganic Chemicals
Some Basic Chemistry
Nonmetallic Elements
The Metalloids
Heavy Elements
Transition Elements
Radioactive Elements
Other Toxic Elements
References
Methylation of Metals and Metalloids
Biotoxins
Biotoxins
The Alkaloids
Toxic Glycosides
Plant Phenolics
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Lactone Mycotoxins
Perspective
References
Allelochemicals
Industrial Chemicals
Industrial Chemicals
Petrochemicals
Toxic Byproducts and Conversion Products
References
Why Chlorinate?
Refractory Pollutants
Refractory Chemicals
DDT and DDE
Chlorinated Alicyclics
Chlorinated Dioxins
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Phthalate Esters
Perspective
References
Environmental Persistence
Reactive Pollutants
Reactivity
Alkyl Halides
Chlorophenols
Divalent Sulfur Compounds
Dithiocarbamates
Nitroarenes
Amines and Their Derivatives
Esters
Carbon Monoxide and Cyanides
Perspective
References
Hazardous Waste
Predicting Environmental Fate and Effects
Quantitative Prediction
Predicting Environmental Transport
Predicting Environmental Transformations
Modeling Environmental Fate
Quantitative Structure-Activity Relations (QSAR)
Microcosms (Model Ecosystems)
References
QSAR and Toxicity
Glossary
Index
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