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Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America

Impact of Contaminants on Species of Ecological Interest

  • This book is unique in Latin America, including research on bodies of water contaminated with various pollutants and their impact on species of ecological interest

  • Provides an overview of the problem of pollution in aquatic environments in various Latin American countries

  • Discusses the legal framework of the problem of contamination by various pollutants in aquatic environments in Latin America

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Historical Findings on Presence of Pollutants in Water Bodies in Latin America and Their Ecotoxicological Impact

    • Alejandro Mejía García, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván, Hariz Islas-Flores, Nely San Juan-Reyes
    Pages 1-22
  3. Toxicity Produced by an Industrial Effluent from Mexico on the Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

    • Nely San Juan-Reyes, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván, Hariz Islas-Flores, Marcela Galar-Martínez, Sandra García-Medina, Ricardo Pérez-Pastén Borja
    Pages 23-41
  4. Pesticide Contamination in Southern Brazil

    • Barbara Clasen, Camila Murussi, Tamiris Storck
    Pages 43-54
  5. Embryotoxicity and Teratogenicity Induced by Naproxen in Xenopus laevis, Species of Ecological Interest in Mexico

    • Hariz Islas-Flores, Itzayana Pérez-Alvarez, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván, Nely San Juan-Reyes
    Pages 55-66
  6. Oxidative Stress Induced by Water from a Hospital Effluent of the City of Toluca, Mexico, on Hyalella azteca

    • Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván, Hariz Islas-Flores, Nely San Juan-Reyes, Marcela Galar-Martínez, Sandra García-Medina, Armando Elizalde-Velázquez
    Pages 79-95
  7. Evaluation of the Toxicity of Municipal Effluents from a Locality in the State of Mexico Using Hyalella azteca as a Bioindicator

    • Leopoldo Islas-Flores, Karen Adriana Novoa-Luna, Hariz Islas-Flores, Nely San Juan-Reyes, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván
    Pages 97-111
  8. Analysis of Heavy Metals Present on Air Through the Toxicity Analysis in Water by the Gas Washer Method, Using the Organism Daphnia magna

    • Tamila Kleine, Therezinha Maria Novais de Oliveira, Sandra Helena Westrupp Medeiros
    Pages 113-127
  9. Ecotoxicological Studies of Metal Pollution in Sea Turtles of Latin America

    • Camila Miguel, Marcelo Renan de Deus Santos
    Pages 129-156
  10. Evaluation of the Toxicity of an Industrial Effluent Before and After a Treatment with Sn-Modified TiO2 Under UV Irradiation Through Oxidative Stress Biomarkers

    • Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván, Dora Alicia Solís-Casados, Hariz Islas-Flores, Nely San Juan-Reyes
    Pages 157-175
  11. Effects of River Pollution on Its Biota: Results from a 20-Year Study in the Suquía River Basin (Córdoba, Argentina)

    • María Valeria Amé, María Laura Ballesteros, María de los Ángeles Bistoni, Andrea Cecilia Hued, Magdalena Victoria Monferrán, Daniel Alberto Wunderlin
    Pages 177-200
  12. Effects Induced by the Presence of Metals in Species of Economic and Ecological Importance in Mexican Aquatic Environments

    • Fernando Alberto Mares Guzmán, Mario Alejandro Muñoz Nájera, Guadalupe Barrera Escorcia, Patricia Ramírez Romero
    Pages 201-228
  13. Environmental Pollution by Hydrocarbons in Colombia and Its Impact on the Health of Aquatic Ecosystems

    • Yohana M. Velasco-Santamaría, Wilson Corredor-Santamaría, Alexander Torres-Tabares
    Pages 229-254
  14. Genotoxicity Biomarkers in Fish Erythrocytes and Water Quality Parameters

    • Thaís Dalzochio, Natália Bordin Andriguetti, Leonardo Airton Ressel Simões, Günther Gehlen, Luciano Basso da Silva
    Pages 275-290
  15. Health Diagnosis of the Fish Scomberomorus cavalla from Tecolutla, Ver. México

    • Verónica Ramírez-Trejo, Pamela Becerra-Amezcua, Irma Hernández-Calderas, Patricia Ramírez Romero, Alfonso Vázquez-Botello, Xochitl Guzmán-García
    Pages 291-310
  16. Histopathological Assessment of Organisms in Ecotoxicological Studies from Mexico

    • Meztli Matadamas-Guzman, Irma Hernández-Calderas, Juan Carlos Segoviano Ramírez, Xochitl Guzmán-García
    Pages 311-317
  17. Histopathological Analysis of the Intestine from Mugil cephalus on Environment Reference Sites

    • Gabriela Huerta-Aguirre, Kartagena María Paredes-Ramos, Mayra Pamela Becerra-Amezcua, Irma Hernández-Calderas, Meztli Matadamas-Guzman, Xochitl Guzmán-García
    Pages 319-328
  18. Impacts Caused by Manganese in the Aquatic Environments of Brazil

    • Gabriela Zimmermann Prado Rodrigues, Mateus Santos de Souza, Günther Gehlen
    Pages 329-337

About this book

The indiscriminate use of chemical substances in industrial processes and anthropogenic activities, have resulted in the release of these compounds into aquatic ecosystems through municipal, hospital and industrial discharges, producing various undesired effects on the environment and on species of ecological interest. These compounds, such as metals, pesticides, emerging pollutants and other substances are persistent and susceptible to biotic and/or abiotic transformations, yielding metabolites that can be more toxic than the original compounds. In this book, researchers from diverse environmental science disciplines share their experiences in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, and critically examine the problem of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems in Latin America, as well as the risks presented by their presence.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Laboratorio de Toxicología Ambiental, Facultad de Química, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, Mexico

    Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván

About the editor

Dr. Leobardo Gómez-Oliván obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical-biological Sciences with specialization in Toxicology from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico in 2005.  He has 20 years of academic experience as a full-time research professor. He has been a Full Research Professor at the Autonomous University of Estado de Mexico, Faculty of Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory (Toluca, México) since 2005. His scientific interests include the toxicity of emerging pollutants, with a focus on pharmaceuticals and metals using stress oxidative, genotoxicity, citotoxicity, embryotoxicity and teratogenesis biomarkers on aquatic species such as Cyprinus carpio, Danio rerio, Xenopus laevis, Lithobates catesbeianus, Daphnia magna and Hyalella azteca. His expertise is documented by the number of original publications (87) with 785 citations (index H 17), and the supervision of 15 PhD thesis, 37 Master´s thesis and 60 Bachelor thesis. He is the author of 19 book chapters and has been the editor of four scientific books. Dr. Gómez has been recognized for his research and received numerous distinctions, such as: Honorific mentions in master's and doctorate degrees; winner of the first place research projects 2011, awarded by the Institute of Nutrition and Health Kellogg's; the prize for best research professor in the Chemical area in 2013 by the National Association of Schools and Faculties of Chemistry AC. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Science of the Total Environment and Heliyon Environment, and has been a reviewer for several respected journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America

  • Book Subtitle: Impact of Contaminants on Species of Ecological Interest

  • Editors: Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27296-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-27295-1Published: 22 November 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-27298-2Published: 06 January 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-27296-8Published: 20 November 2019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 366

  • Number of Illustrations: 29 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Freshwater & Marine Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Animal Ecology

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