Emerging Chemicals and Human Health

  • Yunhui Zhang

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About this book


This book mainly focuses on advances made over the past 10 years on the exposure, metabolism, transformation, toxicity, molecular mechanism and biomarkers of emerging chemicals in humans. Emerging chemicals' pollution is a hot issue in the field of environmental health. Emerging chemicals refer to a class of compounds widely existing in the environment and potentially harmful to the ecological environment and human health. They are also the preferred substances for future environmental control. The list of emerging chemicals include human drugs and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine disruptors (EDC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), veterinary drugs and nanomaterials. However, the environmental and health hazard characteristics of most emerging chemicals are not clear. The aim of this book is to stimulate further research in new directions by providing novel and provocative insights into the exposure assessment and potential mechanisms of emerging chemicals in humans. It also offers a state-of-the-art report on recent discoveries concerning emerging chemicals and where the field is going.


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  • Yunhui Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Health Technology Assessment, National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of EducationFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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