Use of Biomarkers for Environmental Quality Assessment

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CRC Press, 2000 M06 1 - 475 pages
This work is primarily designed for any person or organization in charge of assessment of the quality of natural resources and of pollution prevention.

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Contents

organophosphates
1
The concept of biomarker
2
Results of GICBEM campaigns in 1989 and 1991 in
15
Discussion
26
Chapter 3
33
General description of the North Sea
39
activity
46
Conclusion
54
Chapter 8
169
Limits of the use of biomarkers
179
Chapter 9
187
Elements for setting up a strategy for use of hormonal
198
Use of Retinoids as Biomarkers
205
Effects of environmental contaminants on retinoid storage
212
Interpretation of fluctuations in retinoid levels
222
Chapter 11
229

EROD induction in situ and its relation to chemical
60
Summary and perspectives
70
Chapter 5
79
General survey of sources of variability in metallothionein
85
Examples of applications
97
Conclusion
104
Chapter 6
113
Acetylcholinesterase
120
Use of cholinesterases in evaluating effects of OP pesticides
130
Biomarkers of Exposure of Birds and Small Mammals
139
Lysosomal responses to contaminants in indigenous
238
Chapter 12
247
Ecotoxicological significance of resistance
259
Chapter 13
269
Biomarkers and behaviour
279
Conclusion Limits to the use of biomarkers for predicting
291
Conclusion
303
Validation of the use of biomarkers in the monitoring
306
Index
313
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