The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Emerging Organic Contaminants and Human Health

Editors: Barcelo, Damia (Ed.)

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This volume provides an overview of the occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants, discusses advanced chemical analysis methods, toxicological and ecotoxicological effects as well as human exposure. One focus is on pharmaceuticals, in particular antibiotics, and the problems associated with their increased use in hospitals. Other covered emerging contaminants occurring e.g. in food, water, air or soil include brominated flame retardants, polar pesticides, phthalates, phosphate esters, perfluorinated compounds, personal care products, musk fragrances, disinfection byproducts, illicit drugs, and nanomaterials. The chapters written by experts are a valuable source of information for a broad audience, such as analytical chemists, environmental chemists and engineers, toxicologists, ecotoxicologists and epidemiologists working already in this field as well as newcomers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

    Aleksandra Jelić, Mira Petrović, Damià Barceló

    Pages 47-70

  • Drinking Water Disinfection By-products

    Susan D. Richardson, Cristina Postigo

    Pages 93-137

  • Micro-pollutants in Hospital Effluent: Their Fate, Risk and Treatment Options

    Paola Verlicchi, Alessio Galletti, Mira Petrovic, et al.

    Pages 139-171

  • Antibiotic Resistance in Waste Water and Surface Water and Human Health Implications

    Célia M. Manaia, Ivone Vaz-Moreira, Olga C. Nunes

    Pages 173-212

  • Human Exposure and Health Risks to Emerging Organic Contaminants

    Adrian Covaci, Tinne Geens, Laurence Roosens, et al.

    Pages 243-305

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Organic Contaminants and Human Health
Editors
  • Damia Barcelo
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28132-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28132-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28131-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43178-4
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 466
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