QSAR in Environmental Toxicology

Proceedings of the Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) in Environmental Toxicology held at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 16–18, 1983

  • Klaus L. E. Kaiser
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. R. J. Allan
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ih Chu, David C. Villeneuve, Victor E. Valli
    Pages 17-37
  4. William J. Dunn III, David L. Stalling, Svante Wold
    Pages 75-88
  5. Kurt Enslein, Michael E. Tomb, Tom R. Lander
    Pages 89-109
  6. Peter V. Hodson, D. George Dixon, Klaus L. E. Kaiser
    Pages 179-187
  7. Klaus L. E. Kaiser, D. George Dixon, Peter V. Hodson
    Pages 189-206
  8. Kazimiera Kwasniewska, Klaus L. E. Kaiser
    Pages 223-233
  9. Larry D. Newsome, Robert L. Lipnick, David E. Johnson
    Pages 279-299
  10. Vladimir Zitko
    Pages 359-368
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 369-406

About these proceedings


Ever since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, we have generally become aware of environmental contaminants and their effects on the ecosystem. The findin~ of PCB's in fish by Soren Jensen in Sweden, the recognition of mirex as contaminant in fish from Lake Ontario, and the discoveries of contaminant laden leachates from dumpsites such as the Love Canal have become milestones in the search for and charac­ terization of contaminants in our environment. At this time, the problem no longer is so much the identifi­ cation of contaminants and their sources. Rather, we are now faced with solving questions on the fates and effects of such compounds. This includes the search for mechanisms to deal effectively with the large number of chemicals already found in water, air and biota. One of such time and cost saving scientific avenues is the field of quantitative structure-activity correlations for the prediction of the environmental behavior and effects of compounds.


Isomer aquatic organisms chlorophenols contaminants ecotoxicology environment environmental fate metabolism polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) research toxicity toxicology water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus L. E. Kaiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Canada Center for Inland WatersNational Water Research InstituteBurlingtonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6417-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6415-0
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