Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes

Edited by

  • Keith Tierney, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Anthony Farrell, Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Colin Brauner, Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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.

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Audience

Researchers in zoology, fish physiology, fisheries biology, comparative physiology, and ecology; applied researchers in environmental monitoring, conservation biology and toxicology; university-level students and instructors in these areas.

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-398254-4

Reviews

"...a well-written synthesis of the literature created by an impressive panel of experts. It will have longevity on the ecotoxicologist’s bookshelf…"--The Quarterly Review of Biology, Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes



Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Organic contaminants in the environment and fish. 2. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). 3. Organometallics. 4. Hydrocarbons. 5. Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). 6. Insecticides. 7. Herbicides. 8. Pharmaceuticals. 9. Emerging threats. 10. Dealing with mixtures.