CABI Key Questions Series

Key Questions in Environmental Toxicology

A Study and Revision Guide

September 2022
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    28th September 2022
  • ISBN 9781789248524
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Key Questions in Environmental Toxicology is designed as a self-study tool for undergraduate students. Questions review the origin, characterization and environmental distribution of major pollutants, followed by their absorption and metabolic disposition in living organisms. They address implications for the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary dysfunction and neurological conditions in relation to gaseous pollutants, particulates, persistent organic compounds and radioactive emissions, then cover the impact of pollutants on biodiversity, food safety, and water contamination. This book:

  • Covers toxicology from human morbidity, ecological impact and biodiversity perspectives, and emphasizes the impact of diverse organic pollutants in worsening these interconnected phenomena, leading to wider environmental emergencies;
  • Provides a selection of fill-in-the-gap, multiple choice and short answer question types for students to vary their learning and enhance motivation;
  • Includes full answer rationales, allowing students to gain true insight into the subject.
Providing support to programs across environmental science, ecology and human health, and covering all the major biological toxins and pollutants as well as unintended consequences of actions designed to improve outcomes, this book may be used in conjunction with the companion volume Introduction to Environmental Toxicology.

1: Basic Principles
2: Biogenic Contaminants
3: Ambient Gases and Particulates
4: Persistent Organic Pollutants
5: Fossil Fuel Pollutants
6: Metallic Elements
7: Consumerism and Lifestyle Choices: Toxicological Implications
8: Radiation Hazards
9: Adaptation in Living Organisms
10: Discussion

J. P. F. D'Mello

J.P.F. D’Mello is a double graduate of the University of Nottingham, obtaining a BSc Honors in 1964 and a PhD in 1967, both in the Department of Applied Biochemistry. He began work at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture in 1968, lecturing to students and commencing research with grants from the Agricultural Research Council, Tropical Products Institute (ODA), BP and ICI. He has supervised a number of Honors, MSc and PhD students during his years at Edinburgh, published extensively in refereed journals, and took charge of the Environmental Protection and Management degree course for four years until retirement. Since retiring, he has edited 5 books for CABI, with A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology: Human Disorders and Ecotoxicology published in December 2019 and the authored text Introduction to Environmental Toxicology publishing in late 2020.

acid rain; biodiversity; biogenic contaminants; cancer; cardiovascular disease; ecotoxicity; environmental toxicology; food safety; gases; heavy metals; human health; contaminants; human morbidity; neurological conditions; organic pollutants; particulates; persistent organic compounds; petroleum; plastics; pollutants; pulmonary dysfunction; radiation; radioactive emissions; toxicology; water safety; questions; multiple choice; MCQs