Sources and toxicity of pollutants

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dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Bayo, Francisco en_US
dc.contributor.editor Sanchez-Bayo F, van den Brink PJ, Mann RM en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:37:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:37:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002105 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sanchez-Bayo Francisco 2011, 'Sources and toxicity of pollutants', Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd, Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-60805-121-2 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Bentham Science Publishers Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/978160805121211101010003 en_US
dc.title Sources and toxicity of pollutants en_US
dc.parent Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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 039900 en_US
dc.personcode 103649 en_US
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.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 103649 en_US


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