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Ecotoxicology

Authors

Peter G. C. Campbell, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Québec, Peter V. Hodson, Queen's University, Ontario, Pamela M. Welbourn, Queen's University, Ontario, David A. Wright, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science
Published 2022

Description

Ecotoxicology offers a comprehensive overview of the science underpinning the recognition and management of environmental contamination. It describes the toxicology of environmental contaminants, the methods used for assessing their toxicity and ecological impacts, and approaches employed to mitigate pollution and ecological health risks globally. Chapters cover the latest advances in research, including genomics, natural toxins, endocrine disruption and the toxicology of radioactive substances. The second half of the book focuses on applications, such as cradle-to-grave effects of selected industries, legal…

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Key features

  • Explains how ecotoxicology informs the management and remediation of environmental contamination
  • Covers endocrine disruption and ecotoxicogenomics, and shows how recent findings in genomics have contributed to our understanding of the impact of chemicals on ecosystem health
  • Discusses new contaminants such as engineered nanomaterials, polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and technology-critical elements (TCE)
  • Includes a discussion of international regulatory toxicology
  • Includes up-to-date case studies and capsules written by guest authors to engage students by discussing topics related to their daily lives, as well as review questions at the end of each chapter to test students' knowledge
  • Online resources for instructors comprise solutions to questions and problems, and additional reading lists. Online resources for students include a glossary of all the key terms within the book

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