Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123982553
  • ISBN-13: 9780123982551
  • DDC: 571.9517
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 574 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes discusses the different types of organic chemical contaminants and their respective toxic effects in fish. The book also covers the detection of dissolved organic compounds and methods to assess organic toxicity. Substances addressed in this book include organometallics, hydrocarbons, endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), insecticides, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals. Fish are exposed to an ever-increasing array of organic chemicals that find their way into rivers and oceans. Some of these compounds are no longer being produced but nonetheless persist within the environment (persistent organic pollutants, or POPs). The exposure of fish to toxic organic compounds has potential impact on human, fish, and ecosystem health. Yet the regulations that govern environmental water quality vary worldwide, and compliance is never complete. This book provides a crucial resource on these issues for researchers in zoology, fish physiology, and related fields; applied researchers in environmental monitoring, conservation biology, and toxicology; and university-level students and instructors in these areas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
1: Organic Contaminants and Fish.
2: Effects of Legacy Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Fish—Current and Future Challenges.
3: Organometal(Loid)s.
4: Effects on Fish of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS) and Naphthenic Acid Exposures.
5: Estrogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Fish.
6: Insecticide Toxicity in Fish.
7: Effects of Herbicides on Fish.
8: Personal Care Products in the Aquatic Environment: A Case Study on the Effects of Triclosan in Fish.
9: Emerging Threats to Fishes: Engineered Organic Nanomaterials.
10: Handling Fish Mixture Exposures in Risk Assessment.
Other Volumes in the Fish Physiology Series.