Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Second Edition

Richard B. Philp

June 27, 2001 by CRC Press
Reference - 352 Pages - 51 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566705684 - CAT# L1568

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Features

  • Bridges the gap between toxicology and environmental sciences by providing an in-depth overview of the field of environmental toxicology
  • Includes case-studies that connect you to actual events
  • Discusses major environmental disasters in an easily accessible style
  • Explores the importance of water and food-borne diseases as environmental hazards
  • Provides a self-testing section, references for further reading, and Web site addresses in each chapter
  • Summary

    Renamed to reflect the expanded scope of the second edition, Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards builds on the foundation created by the author in the first edition, Environmental Hazards and Human Health. Written in a journalistic, easily accessible style, this book bridges the gap between toxicology and environmental sciences by exploring man-made and natural hazards, and the risks they pose to wildlife and human health.
    See what's new in the Second Edition:
  • Coverage of environmental hormone disrupters
  • Section on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Expanded discussion of the controversy over genetically modified foods
  • New information on mechanisms of action of marine venoms and poisons
    Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Second Edition explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards. The author covers the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology as well as risk analysis, air and water pollution, and various toxicants, hazards, and poisons. He presents numerous examples of the intimate relationship between ecosystem health and human health and of the need to consider this relationship whenever human activities are likely to have a significant environmental impact.