Sources and toxicity of pollutants

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dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Bayo, FP
dc.contributor.editor Sanchez-Bayo, F
dc.contributor.editor van den Brink, PJ
dc.contributor.editor Mann, RM
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:37:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals, 2011, 1st, pp. 3 - 12
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60805-121-2
dc.identifier.other B3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19425
dc.description.abstract Modern living standards depend largely on the production and usage of thousands of chemicals, many of which are toxic and synthetically produced. These substances are discharged into the air, soil, water bodies and the sea through a variety of ways, becoming pollutants of our environment. The investigation of their fate and impacts they have on ecosystems is called ecotoxicology, a multidisciplinary science which intends to evaluate the nature of the discharge, the transformation and distribution of toxicants in the environment, exposure, lethality and sublethal effects on organisms, population responses, and changes in community structure and ecosystem function. The sources and mode of action of some of the most common groups of toxicants are described in this chapter, leaving their fate and effects in organisms and ecosystems for the subsequent chapters.
dc.publisher Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.2174/978160805121211101010003
dc.title Sources and toxicity of pollutants
dc.type Chapter
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0399 Other Chemical Sciences
dc.personcode 103649
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1st en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords toxic chemicals, mode of action, toxicity, risk assessment en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.description.keywords Environmental Sciences
dc.description.keywords Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.description.keywords ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
dc.description.keywords Atrazine
dc.description.keywords Permethrin
dc.description.keywords Chlorothalonil
dc.description.keywords Mixture toxicity
dc.description.keywords Ceriodaphnia
dc.description.keywords Chronic toxicity
dc.description.keywords NEW-SOUTH-WALES
dc.description.keywords CHEMICAL-MIXTURES
dc.description.keywords PESTICIDES
dc.description.keywords VALIDATION
dc.description.keywords COMPONENTS
dc.description.keywords HERBICIDES
dc.description.keywords AUSTRALIA
dc.description.keywords SYSTEMS
dc.description.keywords SINGLE
dc.description.keywords FATE
dc.description.keywords toxic chemicals, mode of action, toxicity, risk assessment
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of the Environment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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