Biomarkers

Research and Application in the Assessment of Environmental Health

  • David B. Peakall
  • Lee R. Shugart

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. J. H. Koeman, A. Köhler-Günther, B. Kurelec, J. L. Rivière, D. Versteeg, C. H. Walker
    Pages 1-13
  3. M. H. Depledge, J. J. Amaral-Mendes, B. Daniel, R. S. Halbrook, P. Kloepper-Sams, M. N. Moore et al.
    Pages 15-29
  4. J. J. Stegeman, B. Ballachey, J. Bickham, B. Höcker, S. Kennedy, H. Thompson et al.
    Pages 31-48
  5. R. T. DiGiulo, J. K. Chipman, M. Feeley, W. E. Hawkins, K. Smith, G. Suter et al.
    Pages 49-61
  6. A. Oikari, J. P. Boon, A. Fairbrother, M. C. Fossi, G. Rand, A. Renzoni et al.
    Pages 63-77
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 111-119

About these proceedings

Introduction

Biological markers used to assess the effects of environmental pollution have attracted considerable attention from regulatory agencies and are currently under evaluation at a number of research facilities throughout the world. However promising a biomarker-based biomonitoring approach may be, the development of this concept is complicated by a range of technical issues. This book provides a conceptional framework for research and application of biomarkers. International experts on biomonitoring have formulated a unified strategy for the development and validation of biomarkers in assessing environmental health as well as appropriate protocols for their implementation and interpretation in a biological monitoring program.

Keywords

Toxikologie biochemistry biomonitoring chemistry ecotoxicology environment environmental health environmental pollution environmental protection environmental science environmental sciences health pollution risk assessment toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Peakall
    • 1
  • Lee R. Shugart
    • 2
  1. 1.Monitoring & Assessment Research CentreThe Old Coach HouseLondonUK
  2. 2.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84631-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84633-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84631-1
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