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Biomonitors and biomarkers as indicators of environmental change : a handbook /
edited by Frank M. Butterworth, Lynda D. Corkum, and Judith Guzmán-Rincón.
imprint
New York : Plenum Press, c1995-c2001.
description
2 v. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0306451905 (v. 1) 0306463873 (v. 2)
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imprint
New York : Plenum Press, c1995-c2001.
isbn
0306451905 (v. 1) 0306463873 (v. 2)
general note
"Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research ... held June 5-9, 1994, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada"--T.p. verso of vol. 1.
"Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research Symposium on Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2, held May 18-22, 1998 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada."--T.p. verso of vol. 2.
catalogue key
489698
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change
Assessing Ecological Risks in Terrestrial Systems with Honey Bees
Aquatic Insects as Biomonitors of Ecosystem Health in the Great Lakes Areas of Concern
Larvae of Chironomidae (Diptera) as Indicators of Sediment Toxicity and Genotoxicity
Integrating a River Basin: Toward a Systems Approach to Global Monitoring
Applications of the Single Cell Gel Assay to Environmental Biomonitoring for Genotoxic Pollutants
Lymphocyte Proliferation as a Biomarker in Environmental Monitoring: Label, Mitotic and Replication Indices as Biomarkers in Environmental Monitoring
Chromosomal Aberrations and Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Vicia faba as Genetic Monitors of Environmental Pollutants
Biological Monitoring of Environmental Genotoxicity in Southwestern Ontario
Measurement of Placental Levels of Arsenic, Lead and Cadmium as a Biomarker of Exposure to Mixtures
11 additional articles
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