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Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes Keith B. Tierney

Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes

Keith B. Tierney

Published August 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780123982551
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570 pages
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 About the Book 

Fish are being exposed to an ever-increasing array of organic chemicals that find their way into rivers and oceans. Some of these compounds may no longer be produced but nonetheless persist within the environment (persistent organic pollutants-MoreFish are being exposed to an ever-increasing array of organic chemicals that find their way into rivers and oceans. Some of these compounds may no longer be produced but nonetheless persist within the environment (persistent organic pollutants- POPs). The exposure of fish to toxic organic compounds has potential human, fish and ecosystem health impacts. Yet the regulations that govern environmental water quality vary worldwide, and compliance is never complete. This book discusses the different types of organic chemical contaminants, and their respective toxic effects in fish. Coverage additionally includes the detection of dissolved organic compounds, and methods to assess organic toxicity.Organized by type of toxic organic chemicalsIncludes metals, POPs, EDCs, herbicides, insecticides, and pharmaceuticalsMeasures toxicity in a variety of ways aside from lethalityProbes the toxic effects of compound mixtures as well as single pollutants