Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Hans-Dietrich Eschke
    Pages 17-28
  3. Pim E. G. Leonards, Jacob de Boer
    Pages 49-84
  4. Roland Kallenborn, Robert Gatermann
    Pages 85-104
  5. Werner Butte
    Pages 105-121
  6. Thomas Heberer, Susanne Jürgensen, Hermann Fromme
    Pages 123-150
  7. Scarlett Biselli, Robert Gatermann, Roland Kallenborn, Leiv K. Sydnes, Heinrich Hühnerfuss
    Pages 189-211
  8. Daniel R. Dietrich, Bettina C. Hitzfeld
    Pages 233-244
  9. Stefan Schwartz, Volker Berding, Michael Matthies
    Pages 245-257
  10. Hubertus Brunn, Nikola Bitsch, Judith Amberg-Müller
    Pages 259-280
  11. Back Matter

About this book


Over the last decade, synthetic musk fragrances, which after use enter the environment by different pathways, have been described as a new group of bioaccumulative and persistent xenobiotics. This book gives the first comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the environmental pollution caused by several different synthetic musks. Written by a wide range of international experts in the field, the book summarizes and critically discusses the musk levels in the different compartments of the aquatic environment, in indoor/ambient air, house dust, and in addition, in human samples. The aspects of biotransformation and metabolism of several synthetic musks in the environment and in animals/humans are particularly emphasized. Finally a provisional toxicological assessment and risk evaluation is given. Many, as yet unpublished, data complete this survey. The volume also points out the gaps, the still missing toxicological and environmental data, and in general, the need for further research work in this field.


ecosystem ecosystems ecotoxicity environment environmental risk assessment pollution toxicity toxicology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43706-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47900-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8666
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