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Fundamentals Of Aquatic Toxicology : Effects, Environmental Fate And Risk Assessment - Gary M. Rand

Fundamentals Of Aquatic Toxicology

Effects, Environmental Fate And Risk Assessment

By: Gary M. Rand (Editor)

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This text is divided into three parts. The first part describes basic toxicological concepts and methodologies used in aquatic toxicity testing, including the philosophies underlying testing strategies now required to meet and support regulatory standards.
The second part of the book discusses various factors that affect transport, transformation, ultimate distribution, and accumulation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, along with the use of modelling to predict fate.; The final section of the book reviews types of effects or endpoints evaluated in field studies and the use of structure-activity relationships in aquatic toxicology to predict biological activity and physio-chemical properties of a chemical. This section also contains an extensive background of environmental legislation in the USA and within the European Community, and an introduction to hazard/risk assessment with case studies.

Contributors
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Introduction to Aquatic Toxicologyp. 3
Freshwater Testsp. 71
Saltwater Testsp. 103
Algae and Vascular Plant Testsp. 135
Sexual Reproduction Tests with Marine Seaweeds (Macroalgae)p. 171
Sea Urchin Sperm Cell Testp. 189
FETAX - A Developmental Toxicity Assay Using Frog Embryosp. 207
Sediment Testsp. 231
Field Studiesp. 257
Statistical Analysisp. 307
Good Laboratory Practicesp. 345
Immunotoxicology in Fishp. 371
Environmental Genotoxicologyp. 405
Carcinogenicity Tests Using Aquarium Fishp. 421
Transport and Transformation Processesp. 449
Bioaccumulation and Bioavailability in Multiphase Systemsp. 493
Biochemical Mechanisms: Metabolism, Adaptation, and Toxicityp. 523
Fate Modelingp. 563
Ecosystem Effects: Functional End Pointsp. 589
Structure-Activity Relationshipsp. 609
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Actp. 657
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee: Data Developed under Section 4 of TSCAp. 669
Ecotoxicity Testing and Estimation Methods Developed under Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)p. 703
The Clean Water Actp. 717
FDA's Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Actp. 735
Role of the OECD in Chemicals Control and International Harmonization of Testing Methodsp. 763
Environmental Regulation in the European Communityp. 775
Introduction to Ecological Risk Assessment for Aquatic Toxic Effectsp. 803
General Types of Aquatic Assessmentsp. 817
Predicting the Effects of Insecticides on Aquatic Systems and the Waterfowl that Use Themp. 827
Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS)p. 859
A Hazardous Waste Site at the Naval Weapons Station, Concord, Ca.p. 883
Effluentsp. 903
Glossaryp. 939
Appendixp. 947
Indexp. 1083
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ISBN: 9781560320913
ISBN-10: 1560320915
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1148
Published: 5th October 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.96 x 17.93  x 5.79
Weight (kg): 1.97
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition