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Emerging Organic Contaminants and Human Health

by Barceló, Damià.
Authors: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 1867-979X ; . 20 Physical details: XIV, 466p. 44 illus., 24 illus. in color. online resource. ISBN: 364228132X Subject(s): Environmental sciences. | Toxicology. | Analytical biochemistry. | Environmental chemistry. | Environmental Medicine. | Environmental toxicology. | Pollution. | Environment. | Environmental Chemistry. | Environmental Health. | Pollution, general. | Analytical Chemistry. | Ecotoxicology. | Pharmacology/Toxicology.
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Emerging organic contaminants and nanomaterials in food -- Pharmaceuticals in drinking water -- Sulfonamide antibiotics in natural and treated waters: environmental and human health risks -- Drinking water disinfection by-products -- Micropollutants in hospital effluent: their fate, risk and treatment options -- Antibiotic resistance in waste- and surface waters and human health implications -- Ecopharmacovigilance -- Human exposure and health risks to emerging organic contaminants -- Occurrence of phthalates and their metabolites in the environment and human health implications -- Perfluorinated compoinds in drinking water, food and human samples -- Fate and risks of polar pesticides in groundwater samples of Catalonia -- Zebrafish as a vertebrate model to assess sublethal effects and health risks of emerging pollutants -- Disrupting effects of single and combined emerging pollutants on thyroid gland function -- Psychoactive substances in airborne particles in the urban environment.

This volume provides an overview of the occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants, discusses advanced chemical analysis methods, toxicological and ecotoxicological effects as well as human exposure. One focus is on pharmaceuticals, in particular antibiotics, and the problems associated with their increased use in hospitals. Other covered emerging contaminants occurring e.g. in food, water, air or soil include brominated flame retardants, polar pesticides, phthalates, phosphate esters, perfluorinated compounds, personal care products, musk fragrances, disinfection byproducts, illicit drugs, and nanomaterials. The chapters written by experts are a valuable source of information for a broad audience, such as analytical chemists, environmental chemists and engineers, toxicologists, ecotoxicologists and epidemiologists working already in this field as well as newcomers.

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