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Environmental factors affecting contaminant toxicity in aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates

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Edited by:
David J. Hoffman, Barnett A. Rattner, G. Allen Burton Jr., and John Cairns Jr.
https://doi.org/10.1201/9781420032505.ch23

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Abstract

Physical and natural factors have long been known to influence the toxicity of environmental contaminants to vertebrates. The majority of data that address this topic have been derived from studies on fish, highly inbred laboratory rodents, and man.' The degree to which these factors modify toxicity has principally been elucidated by controlled laboratory experiments. Until recently, the significance of such effects to free-ranging vertebrates Figure 23.1 was frequently overlooked in ecological risk assessments.' Drawing upon controlled experiments and observational science, we overview environmental factors that influence pollutant toxicity in fish and wildlife, and present some perspective on their ecotoxicological significance.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Environmental factors affecting contaminant toxicity in aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates
Chapter:
23
ISBN:
1-56670-546-0
DOI:
10.1201/9781420032505.ch23
Edition:
2nd
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lewis Publishers
Publisher location:
Boca Raton, FL
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
21 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Monograph
Larger Work Title:
Handbook of ecotoxicology, second edition
First page:
679
Last page:
699