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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)
Type
Book chapter
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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)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cadmium I. Exposure and human health effects: an overview.

Cadmium is a metal that has been extensively used for a wide variety of industrial applications in the past, but more recently the growing awareness of the adverse health effects has led to restrictions and ban of use in several applications. Cadmium is emitted into the environment via both natural ...

Author(s)
Åkesson, A.; Kippler, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radon I. Lung cancer risks.

Radon is a rare natural radioactive gas. It produces solid progeny which emit alpha particles implicated in inducing cellular lesions in human bronchial epithelial tissue after inhalation. As early as the 15th century, increased rates of mortality due to respiratory diseases were observed in...

Author(s)
Melloni, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radon II. Leukaemia or CNS cancer risks among children.

Ionizing radiation is the only established environmental risk factor for childhood leukaemia and tumours of the central nervous system. Indeed, there is consensus that cancer risk in humans increases after exposure to moderate and high doses of radiation. However, exposures to low-dose natural...

Author(s)
Kollerud, R. del R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Medical genetics.

This chapter describes the genetic risk factors and mode of inheritance of hereditary diseases in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and infectious fish diseases.

This book contains topics on the role of climatic factors on the epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, prevention and control of fish diseases. The 25 chapters that are divided into three main parts that discuss freshwater ecosystems and biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide;...

Author(s)
Woo, P. T. K.; Leong, J. A.; Buchmann, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book
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Cover for Orthomyxovirosis (tilapia lake virus).

The genetic characteristics, risk factors, epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention, control and role of climatic factors on Tilapia lake virus are described.

Author(s)
Surachetpong, W.; Sirikanchana, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aeromoniosis (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aeromonas salmonicida</i>).

This chapter describes the epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, risk factors, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control and effect of climate change on Aeromonas salmonicida infection in fishes.

Author(s)
Crumlish, M.; Austin, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Amoebiosis (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Neoparamoeba perurans</i>).

This book chapter discusses the various aspects of amoebiosis caused by Neoparamoeba perurans: description of the disease, causative agent, risk factors, diagnostic techniques, transmission, population dynamics of the reservoir hosts, disease control and prevention, and development of...

Author(s)
Sokołowska, J.; Nowak, B. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter

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