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Cover for Cyanobacterial toxins.

Cyanobacteria are capable of producing a wide range of low-molecular-weight toxic compounds, largely identified as a result of poisoning incidents and through meticulous screening of cyanobacterial strains and blooms. Their molecular modes of action vary and can include hepatotoxic and neurotoxic...

Author(s)
Metcalf, J. S.; Souza, N. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Ozone II. Biophysical observations.

Exposure to the ubiquitous pollutant gas, ozone, is linked to a range of respiratory problems. Inhaled ozone that reaches the alveoli will first encounter the fluid lining these, known as lung surfactant. Lung surfactant is a complex mixture of lipids and proteins and is essential as it lowers the...

Author(s)
Thompson, K. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Nitrogen dioxide: ambient exposure in human disorders.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is produced in certain industrial processes. Point exposure to high concentration of NO2 (>100 ppm), such as in silo filler's disease and during chemical warfare, produces acute lung injury, and death in the worst cases. Acute exposure to lower concentration of NO2 (0.5-15 ...

Author(s)
Huang, Y. C. T.; Tucker, J. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Sulfur dioxide and human disorders.

Large amounts of sulfur dioxide are released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, by power plants and industrial facilities that utilize it for making chemicals like sulfuric acid, pesticides, preservatives, wine and other beverages. Atmospheric sulfur dioxide is itself an enormous ...

Author(s)
Ahmad, S.; Ahmad, A.; Ahmad, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for The developmental neurotoxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls: a continuing environmental health concern.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemicals widely used in diverse industrial applications and commercial products until their production was banned in the 1970s due to concerns regarding their environmental persistence and human health risks. Despite the ban, environmental levels of...

Author(s)
Sethi, S.; Lein, P. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals and human health.

Many environmental pollutant chemicals have been now found to interfere in the actions of hormones and have been termed endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). They may act by altering hormone synthesis in the endocrine gland, by altering transport of the hormone to the target site or by interfering ...

Author(s)
Darbre, P. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Organochlorine insecticides: neurotoxicity.

Organochlorine insecticides have an extensive history in the mitigation and control of insect populations in agricultural as well as residential and personal settings. Their utility was defined by unique characteristics that rendered these compounds highly toxic to insects, coupled with a...

Author(s)
Caudle, W. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Organophosphates II. Neurobehavioural problems following low-level exposure: methodological considerations for future research.

Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are one of the most widely used insecticides in the world and concern about the effects of OPs on human health has been growing as they are increasingly used throughout the world. The neurotoxic effects of high-level acute poisoning are well established, but the...

Author(s)
Ross, S. J. M.; Harrison, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Minamata disease and methylmercury exposure.

Two outbreaks of Minamata disease were observed mainly during the 1950s and mid-1970s, which was an era of rapid economic growth in Japan. In both cases, a large amount of methylmercury was discarded into the sea and rivers after secondary generation in acetaldehyde-synthesizing factories. Serious...

Author(s)
Hachiya, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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