Biomonitoring. Using Living Organisms to Track Complex Pollutants.

dc.acquisition-srcTexas Water Resources Instituteen_US
dc.call-noAcc# 8111en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Ricen_US
dc.contributor.otherTexas Water Resources.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:29:52Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:29:52Z
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description6 p.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractBiomonitoring, the use of living organisms to monitor the effect of pollutants, is an evolving way to identify whether complex chemicals in today's environment are causing health risks to humans and other animals. At least three advantages are immediately apparent: 1) Biomonitoring may detect chemicals for which standard numeric criteria have not been developed and may describe health risks caused by a number of chemicals in combination; 2) It is able to detect toxic and sublethal effects, even when the concentrations of the chemical causing the damage are below analytical limits; and 3) Biomonitoring and bioassays may tell us about the damage contaminants cause to living organisms in terms of mortality, mutations, increased incidence of cancers, and other symptoms. Bioassays may become useful tools to predict the effect of pollutants on living organisms, to determine the extent of mutations that have occurred, and to rank hazardous waste and Superfund sites to prioritize cleanup efforts.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeTexasen_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/25256
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeCollege Station, Texasen_US
dc.publisherTexas Water Resources Instituteen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries8111.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectwater qualityen_US
dc.subjectbiomonitoringen_US
dc.subjectpollution effectsen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental surveysen_US
dc.subjectpollution controlen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental legislationen_US
dc.subjecttoxicityen_US
dc.subjectbioassaysen_US
dc.titleBiomonitoring. Using Living Organisms to Track Complex Pollutants.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issue15(3)en_US

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