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The effects of pollutants on wildlife

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Edited by:
S. Eagle and J. Deschamps

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Abstract

In this chapter, selected sources of information which address the effects of pollutants on wildlife are reviewed. Although naturally occurring plant and animal toxins also affect wildlife, the focus of this review is xenobiotic toxicants. Xenobiotic substances are chemicals introduced into the environment in the form of pesticides, heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other by-products of human activities. The science of examining the effects of these substances on animal and plant life is multi-disciplinary in nature and contributors to the literature in this field include toxicologists, wildlife and aquatic ecologists, chemists and those in the veterinary and medical professions.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
The effects of pollutants on wildlife
ISBN:
1857390628
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bowker Saur
Publisher location:
London, UK
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 55-64
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Information Sources in Environmental Protection
First page:
55
Last page:
64
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N