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Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment

A Risk Approach

€ 150.95

Pollutants, the Environment and Human Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of environmental pollutants that are of current concern to human health.

Clearly structured throughout, the main body of the book is divided by pollutant type with a chapter devoted to each group of pollutants.

Taal / Language : English



The Editors




Jane A. Plant, Nikolaos Voulvoulis and K. Vala Ragnarsdottir

1 The scientific appraisal of hazardous substances in the environment

Olwenn V. Martin and Jane A. Plant

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Fundamental concepts of toxicology

1.3 Some notions of environmental epidemiology

1.4 Scientific evidence and the precautionary principle

1.5 Uncertainty and controversy: the endocrine disruption example

1.6 Concluding remarks


2 Regulatory systems and guidelines for the management of risk

Dieudonn-e-Guy Ohandja, Sally Donovan, Pamela Castle, Nikolaos Voulvoulis and Jane A. Plant

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Current regulation on chemicals

2.3 Guideline values

2.4 Conclusions and recommendations


3 Essential and beneficial trace elements

Xiyu Phoon, E. Louise Ander and Jane A. Plant

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Hazardous properties

3.3 Sources

3.4 Environmental pathways

3.5 Effects on human receptors

3.6 Risk reduction


4 Toxic trace elements

Jilang Pan, Ho-Sik Chon, Mark R. Cave, Christopher J. Oates and Jane A. Plant

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Hazardous properties

4.3 Sources

4.4 Environmental pathways

4.5 Effects on human receptors

4.6 Risk reduction


5 Radioactivity and radioelements

Jane A. Plant, Barry Smith, Xiyu Phoon and K. Vala Ragnarsdottir

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Hazardous properties

5.3 Sources

5.4 Environmental pathways

5.5 Bioaccessibility and bioavailability

5.6 Risk reduction


6 Industrial chemicals

Danelle Dhaniram, Alexandra Collins, Khareen Singh and Nikolaos Voulvoulis

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Hazardous properties

6.3 Sources

6.4 Environmental pathways

6.5 Human health

6.6 Risk reduction and future trends


7 Agricultural pesticides and chemical fertilisers

Rebecca McKinlay, Jason Dassyne, Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz, Jane A. Plant and Nikolaos Voulvoulis

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Pesticides

7.3 Fertilisers

7.4 Risk reduction for pesticides and chemical fertilisers


8 Pharmaceuticals and personal-care products

James Treadgold, Qin-Tao Liu, Jane A. Plant and Nikolaos Voulvoulis

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Hazardous properties

8.3 Anthropogenic sources

8.4 Pathways and environmental fate

8.5 Physiological effects

8.6 Risk assessment, communication and reduction

8.7 Future trends


9 Naturally occurring oestrogens

Olwenn V. Martin and Richard M. Evans

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Hazardous properties

9.3 Sources

9.4 Environmental pathways

9.5 Effects on humans

9.6 Risk reduction


10 Airborne particles

Edward Derbyshire, Claire J. Horwell, Timothy P. Jones and Teresa D. Tetley

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Hazardous properties

10.3 Sources

10.4 Global pathways

10.5 Health effects of inhaled particulate material

10.6 Risk reduction and future trends


11 Engineered nanomaterials

Superb K. Misra, Teresa D. Tetley, Andrew Thorley, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Eugenia Valsami-Jones

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Useful and hazardous properties

11.3 Sources of NPs

11.4 Environmental pathways

11.5 Regulation and effects on human receptors

11.6 Future trends and risk reduction


Conclusions: pollutants, risk and society

Richard Owen, Jane A. Plant, K. Vala Ragnarsdottir and Nikolaos Voulvoulis

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356 pagina's
Januari 2011
860 gram
266 x 200 x 21 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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