Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2: A Handbook

Paperback | January 31, 2001

EditorFrank M. Butterworth, Amara Gunatilaka, Mara Eugenia Gonsebatt

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Monitoring the environment is absolutely essential if we are to identify hazards to human health, to assess environmental cleanup efforts, and to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem. Biomonitors and biomarkers combined with chemical monitoring offer the only approach to making these assessments. Based on an International Association of Great Lakes Research conference, this book is intended for researchers who want to incorporate new and different technologies in their development of specifically-crafted monitors; students who are learning the field of biomonitoring; and regulatory agencies that want to consider newer technologies to replace inadequate and less powerful test regimes.

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Monitoring the environment is absolutely essential if we are to identify hazards to human health, to assess environmental cleanup efforts, and to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem. Biomonitors and biomarkers combined with chemical monitoring offer the only approach to making these assessments. Based on an International ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:519 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 31, 2001Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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1. Introduction; F.M. Butterworth, et al. Section I: Automated monitoring: On-line monitoring. 2. A Brief Review of Chemical and Biological Continuous Monitoring of Rivers in Europe and Asia; A. Gunatilaka, P. Diehl. 2. The Evaluation of `Dynamic Daphnia Test' after a Decade of Use: Benefits and Constraints; A. Gunatilaka, et al. 4. The `Musselmonitor®' as Biological Early Warning System: The First Decade; K.J.M. Kramer, E.M. Foekema. 5. Quantitative Behavior Analysis - A New Approach to the Challenges of Environmental Toxicology; O.H. Spieser. 6. An Introduction to Behavioral Monitoring - Effects of Nonylphenol and Ethinyl-Estradiol on Swimming Behavior of Juvenile Carp; O.H. Spieser, et al. 7. How to Use Fish Behavior Analysis to Sensitively Assess the Hazard Potentials of Environmental Chemicals; D. Baganz, et al. 8. Continuous Water Monitoring: Changes of Behavior Patterns as Indicators of Pollutants; M. Blübaum-Gronau, et al. Automation technologies. 9. Restoration and Classification of Water-Borne Microbial Images for Continuous Monitoring of Water Quality; M. Das, F.M. Butterworth. 10. Screen-printed Disposable Biosensors for Environmental Pollution Monitoring; D.C. Cowell, et al. 11. Optical Sensors and Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring; P. Scully. Section II: Recombination and recombinogen detection. 12. Recombination as Indicator for Genotoxic and `Non-genotoxic' Environmental Carcinogens. 13. Somatic Mutation and Recombination Test in Rosophila Used for Biomonitoring of Environmental Pollutants; J. Guzmán-Rincón. 14. A New Way to View Complex Mixtures: Measurement of Genotoxic Effects of Mixtures of a Polychlorinated Biphenyl, a Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon, and Arsenic; R.M. McGowen, et al. 15. Drosophila is a Reliable Biomonitor of Water Pollution; P. Ramos-Morales, et al. Section III: New approaches and applications of established systems: Sentinel systems. 16. A New Multispecies Freshwater Biomonitor for Ecologically Relevant Control of Surface Waters; A. Gerhardt. 17. Cytogenetic and Cytotoxic Damage in Exfoliated Cells as Indicators of Effects in Humans; M.E. Gonsebatt. p53 Mutation Load: a Molecular Linkage to Carcinogen Exposure and Cancer; S.P. Hussain, C.C. Harris. 19. Plant Biomonitor in Aquatic Environments: Assessing Impairment via Plant Performance; L. Lovett-Doust, J. Lovett-Doust. 20. Fish Chromosomes as Biomarkers of Genetic Damage and Proposal for the Use of Tropical Catfish Species for Short-term Screening of Genotoxic Agents; M. Uribe-Alcocer, P. Díaz-Jaimes. Laboratory-based biomonitors. 21. The Tetramitus Assay; R.L. Jaffe. The Use of Aquatic Invertebrate Toxicity Tests and Invertebrate Enzyme Biomarkers to Assess Toxicity in the States of Aguascalientes and Jalisco, Mexico; R. Rico-Martínez, et al. 23. Biomonitoring of Pesticides by Plant Metabolism; an Assay Based on the Induction of Sister-Chomatid Exchanges in Human Lymphocyte Cultures by Promutagen Activation of Vicia faba; S. Gomez-Arroyo, et al. 24. Genetic Monitoring of Airborne Particles; R. Villalobos-Pietrini, et al. Section IV: Abstracts. 25.ong> Abstracts of presentations not submitted as chapters.