Environmental Contaminants in Wildlife: Interpreting Tissue Concentrations

James P. Meador

March 20, 1996 by CRC Press
Reference - 512 Pages
ISBN 9781566700719 - CAT# L1071

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  • Authoritative advice on many environmental contaminants - what they are and how to interpret the data on them, including conflicting or insufficient data
  • Literature reviews of specific chemicals, followed by clear technical summaries that provide research guidance
  • Actual data presented in easy-to-use tables
  • Primary attention to toxic levels of contaminants such as organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, PAHs, metals, selenium, and fluorides
  • Summary

    Many books have been written about the effects of toxic chemicals on wildlife, but none has focused on the practical question, "How much of a chemical in the tissues of an animal is harmful?" This book deals exclusively with that question. This comprehensive reference will certainly become the standard resource on the topic, offering authoritative and sound advice on many environmental contaminants.
    With chapters written by outstanding experts in their respective fields, this is not only a scholarly collection of discussions on different chemicals, but, for those who have the day-to-day task of evaluating the harm of environment contaminants to wildlife, this book will provide answers on, for example, how to interpret 1 ppm lead in the liver of a duck or fish.
    The authors explain the snags of interpreting data that are sometimes conflicting or insufficient, providing the reader with helpful advice on how to cope with such data. Each chapter reviews literature on a specific chemical, followed by a easy-to-understand summary providing technical guidance. For many years this book will remain the preeminent reference on how to interpret contaminant levels of organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, PAHs, metals, selenium, and fluorides in wildlife.