Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change
Monitoring the environment is absolutely essential if we are to
identify hazards to human health, to assess environmental cleanup
efforts, and to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem.
Biomonitors and biomarkers combined with chemical monitoring offer
the only approach to making these assessments. Based on an
International Association of Great Lakes Research conference, this
book is intended for researchers who want to incorporate new and
different technologies in their development of specifically-crafted
monitors; students who are learning the field of biomonitoring; and
regulatory agencies that want to consider newer technologies to
replace inadequate and less powerful test regimes.
Introduction to Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change; F.M. Butterworth. Assessing Ecological Risks in Terrestrial Systems with Honey Bees; J.J. Bromenshenk, et al. Aquatic Insects as Biomonitors of Ecosystem Health in the Great Lakes Areas of Concern; L.D. Corkum, et al. Larvae of Chironomidae (Diptera) as Indicators of Sediment Toxicity and Genotoxicity; L.A. Hudson, J.J.H. Ciborowski. Integrating a River Basin: Toward a Systems Approach to Global Monitoring; R.R. Hough. Applications of the Single Cell Gel Assay to Environmental Biomonitoring for Genotoxic Pollutants; R.R. Tice. Lymphocyte Proliferation as a Biomarker in Environmental Monitoring: Label, Mitotic and Replication Indices as Biomarkers in Environmental Monitoring; M.E. Gonsebatt, et al. Chromosomal Aberrations and Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Vicia faba as Genetic Monitors of Environmental Pollutants; S. Gómez-Arroyo, R. Villalobos-Pietrini. Biological Monitoring of Environmental Genotoxicity in Southwestern Ontario; M. Petras, et al. Measurement of Placental Levels of Arsenic, Lead and Cadmium as a Biomarker of Exposure to Mixtures; F. Diaz-Barriga, et al. 11 additional articles. Abstracts. Index.