Ecosystems and human health : toxicology and environmental hazards

  title={Ecosystems and human health : toxicology and environmental hazards},
  author={Richard B. Philp},
  • R. Philp
  • Published 2001
  • Environmental Science
Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology Introduction Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics Some Toxicological Considerations Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis DNA and Cell Repair Fetal Toxicology Population and Pollution Review Questions Answers Further Reading Risk Analysis and Public Perceptions of Risk: Risky Business Introduction Assessment of Toxicity versus Risk Predicting Risk: Workplace versus the Environment Environmental Monitoring Setting Safe Limits in the Workplace Some Important… Expand
Multi-generation health risks of persistent organic pollution in the far north: use of the precautionary approach in the Stockholm Convention
Abstract Precautionary regulation of persistent, toxic substances is controversial because of continued and irresolvable uncertainties in ecotoxicology. This is especially an issue for people who eatExpand
Climate Change, One Health and Mercury
Climate change is occurring on both regional and global scales. The use and global distribution of toxic metals is increasing and affecting environmental, animal and human health as a result of air,Expand
Zebrafish behavioral phenomics applied for phenotyping aquatic neurotoxicity induced by lead contaminants of environmentally relevant level.
Behavior phenomics methods are employed to find that Pb within standard chronic Pb toxic criteria, significantly altered behavioral phenotype and brain physiology, which would exert profound ecological consequences and offer the reference for adjustment of aquatic toxic criteria. Expand
Mutagenic activity of airborne particulate matter in a petrochemical industrial area.
The Salmonella/microsome assay was a sensitive method to define areas contaminated by genotoxic compounds, even in samples with TSP or PM10 values that are acceptable according to legal environmental quality standards, favoring environmental control measures with an effective response seen in the population's improved quality of life. Expand
Biodiversity and the Loss of Biodiversity Affecting Human Health
Abstract This article describes several aspects of the interaction between biodiversity or the loss of biodiversity and its effect on human health. Biodiversity and some of its factors canExpand
Neural alterations from lead exposure in zebrafish.
It is concluded that lead is developmentally neurotoxic to a specific region of the brain, the hindbrain and is toxic to branchiomotor neurons residing in rhombomeres 2 through 7 of the hind brain and hindbrain central artery vasculature. Expand
Investigation of Sensitivity of the Allium cepa Test as an Alert System to Evaluate the Genotoxic Potential of Soil Contaminated by Heavy Metals
The results indicate that the A. cepa plant test system was sensitive to investigate the genotoxicity of the soil samples and can be used as an alert in studies on soil contamination. Expand
Contagious Progression and Distribution of Arsenic in India: A Key Towards Bioremediation
  • Ankur Bhardwaj, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Gajendra Bahadur Singh
  • Environmental Science
  • 2021
Arsenic (As) is a renowned threat to the environment and human well-being. Its concentration is increasing year after year in several countries. The utmost pretentious are mining regions of India, asExpand
Assessing the impacts of agricultural intensification on biodiversity: a British perspective
The pressures of agricultural change may be reduced by minimizing loss of large habitats, minimizing permanent loss of agricultural land, maintaining habitat diversity in agricultural landscapes in order to provide ecosystem services, and minimizing pollution from nutrients and pesticides from the crops themselves. Expand
Acute toxicity bioassay of mercuric chloride: An alien fish from a river
It is demonstrated that the LC50 values are decreasing as time increases, so that about 50% of all mortality occurred in the first 24 h of exposure to Gambusia holbrooki. Expand