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Micropollutants in Large Lakes: From Potential Pollution Sources to Risk Assessments

Nathalie Chevre
June 18, 2018

Scientists, regulators, and the general public are now more and more aware of the chemicals present in surface waters worldwide. Agrochemicals, such as herbicides or insecticides, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics can be detected at low to medium concentrations in seas, groundwaters and rivers. Among...

Ecotoxicology: Perspectives on Key Issues

Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, Thiago Estevam Parente
May 18, 2018

This book presents an integrated discussion on ecotoxicology, containing both general concepts and specific ecotoxicological issues of major biological groups, extending beyond conventional systems. It explores worldwide, regional, and biocompartmentalized topics, bringing forth new points of view...

Geospatial Applications for Natural Resources Management

Chander Kumar Singh
May 07, 2018

This book will present new research regarding the interdisciplinary applications of spatial information sciences for identification, assessment, monitoring, and modeling issues related to natural resources and environmental management. It will focus on the creation, collection, storage, processing,...

Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials

Vineet Kumar, Nandita Dasgupta, Shivendu Ranjan
April 12, 2018

Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials focuses on causes and prevention of environmental toxicity induced by various nanomaterials. In sixteen chapters it describes the basic principles, trends, challenges, and future directions of nanoecotoxicity. The future acceptance of nanomaterials in...

Ecological Causal Assessment

Susan B. Norton, Susan M. Cormier, Glenn W. Suter II
April 04, 2018

Edited by experts at the leading edge of the development of causal assessment methods for more than two decades, Ecological Causal Assessment gives insight and expert guidance on how to identify cause-effect relationships in environmental systems. The book discusses the importance of asking the...

Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

M. Manzurul Hassan
March 15, 2018

Arsenic-contaminated groundwater has created one of the world's largest environmental health crises. This book addresses the arsenic issue within a scientific and social science framework, with the context set by environmental and legal considerations. The text explores the methodological issues of...

Ecological Risk Assessment: Innovative Field and Laboratory Studies

Lawrence V. Tannenbaum
December 22, 2017

This book is a compendium of highly purposeful studies all waiting to be conducted. It explains how avoiding common study design flaws, opportunities are created to observe that true risk assessment questions may not exist, that chemically exposed receptors are probably unharmed, and that...

Comparative Environmental Risk Assessment

C. Richard Cothern
November 29, 2017

What data is needed to complete a quantitative risk assessment for environmental and public health? How accurate does a quantitative risk assessment have to be? How confident does a risk assessor need to be when presenting risk estimates to a decision maker? Find out the answers to these questions...

Introduction to Environmental Toxicology: Molecular Substructures to Ecological Landscapes, Fifth Edition

Wayne Landis, Ruth Sofield, Ming-Ho Yu
September 25, 2017

The fifth edition includes new sections on the use of adverse outcome pathways, how climate change changes how we think about toxicology, and a new chapter on contaminants of emerging concern. Additional information is provided on the derivation of exposure-response curves to describe toxicity and...

Marine Pollution and Climate Change

Andres Hugo Arias, Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio
September 11, 2017

This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global...

System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Nicholas J. Bahr
August 02, 2017

We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and...

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health

Ruth M. Pfeiffer, Mitchell H. Gail
July 26, 2017

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health provides theory and examples to demonstrate the importance of absolute risk in counseling patients, devising public health strategies, and clinical management. The book provides sufficient technical detail to allow...

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