Modelling the Fate of Chemicals in the Environment and the Human Body

  • Philippe Ciffroy
  • Alice Tediosi
  • Ettore Capri

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Nicoleta Alina Suciu, Silvia Panizzi, Philippe Ciffroy, Antoni Ginebreda, Alice Tediosi, Damià Barceló et al.
    Pages 1-21
  3. Tineke De Wilde, Frederik Verdonck, Alice Tediosi, Taku Tanaka, Roseline Bonnard, Zoran Banjac et al.
    Pages 23-57
  4. Annette Altenpohl, Philippe Ciffroy, Alicia Paini, Anita Radovnikovic, Nicoleta Alina Suciu, Taku Tanaka et al.
    Pages 59-76
  5. Vincent Loizeau, Yelva Roustan, Nora Duhanyan, Luc Musson-Genon, Philippe Ciffroy
    Pages 101-125
  6. Philippe Ciffroy
    Pages 127-147
  7. Mohamed Krimissa, Cécile Couégnas, Philippe Bataillard, Valérie Guérin
    Pages 149-165
  8. Philippe Ciffroy, Taku Tanaka
    Pages 167-189
  9. Artur Radomyski, Elisa Giubilato, Nicoleta Alina Suciu, Andrea Critto, Philippe Ciffroy
    Pages 191-213
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


This volume focuses on modelling the fate of chemicals in the environment and the human body to arrive at an integrated exposure assessment. It covers five broad topics, namely: future challenges in exposure assessment; the evolution of human health and environmental risk assessment; standard documentation for exposure models; modelling different environmental components (i.e. surface waters, atmosphere, soil, groundwater, plants, aquatic organisms and mammals); and the fate of contaminants in humans.
This work draws on the authors’ and editors’ extensive experience and a range of different research activities, including case studies, that have led to the development of MERLIN-Expo, a standardised software package for simulating the fate of chemicals in the main environmental systems and in the human body in an integrated manner. It will be of considerable interest to researchers and students, risk managers, and policy- and decision-makers whose work involves environmental protection and human health.


Bioaccumulation Exposure assessment Exposure models MERLIN-Expo SWOT analysis Human health Environmental risk assessment PBPK model

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Ciffroy
    • 1
  • Alice Tediosi
    • 2
  • Ettore Capri
    • 3
  1. 1.National Hydraulics and Environment LaboratoryEDF R&DChatouFrance
  2. 2.Aeiforia srl Gariga di PodenzanoItaly
  3. 3.OPERA Research CenterUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuorePiacenzaItaly

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