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Toxic substances in the environment, 1981

Toxic substances in the environment, 1981

proceedings of a symposium held at the Donald Gordon Centre for Continuing Education, Queen"s University, Kingston, Ontario, 12-13 December 1981 = compte rendu du symposium tenu au Donald Gordon Centre for Continuing Education, Queen"s University, Kingston, Ontario, les 12 et l3 décembre 1981.

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Published by Queen"s University in Kingston, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH/545/.A1/T69/1982 MD, QH545A1 T69 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 1010-1065, 10 p. ;
    Number of Pages1065
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19105758M

    Environmental health hazards can be biological, social, chemical, or physical. Epidemiology is the study of disease in human populations, while toxicology is the study of how poisonous substances affect organisms’ health. People respond differently to environmental hazards due File Size: 6MB. Get this from a library! The effect of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer: hearing before the Subcommittee on Toxic Substances and Environmental Oversight of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, J [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.

    Introduction to the Toxic Substances Control Act. The Concept of "Unreasonable Risk" Under TSCA; EPA's Use of TSCA in Controlling Potential Risks to Health and the Environment. Preview Chapters. Below are two examples of chapters from the 6-Volume set for your review and use. These chapters, all other chapters in the book, and the current TSCA INVENTORY OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES are fully searchable via subscriber-only internet access.

    Differences in peoples' responses to toxic substances are accounted to by: genetics, current health conditions, Sex, age, and weight are also factors. Chronic exposure is more difficult to measure and diagnose because it occurs over long periods of time, and its effects may not be immediately apparent. Antiandrogens in the environment have become a topic of concern. Many industrial chemicals, including phthalates and pesticides exhibit antiandrogen activity in animal experiments. Certain plant species have also been found to produce antiandrogens. In animal studies, environmental antiandrogens can harm reproductive organ development in fetuses exposed in utero as well as their offspring.


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