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Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America

Impact of Contaminants on Species of Ecological Interest

Editors: Gomez-Olivan, Leobardo Manuel (Ed.)

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

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Historical Findings on Presence of Pollutants in Water Bodies in Latin America and Their Ecotoxicological Impact

    Pages 1-22

    Mejía García, Alejandro (et al.)

  • Toxicity Produced by an Industrial Effluent from Mexico on the Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

    Pages 23-41

    San Juan-Reyes, Nely (et al.)

  • Pesticide Contamination in Southern Brazil

    Pages 43-54

    Clasen, Barbara (et al.)

  • Embryotoxicity and Teratogenicity Induced by Naproxen in Xenopus laevis, Species of Ecological Interest in Mexico

    Pages 55-66

    Islas-Flores, Hariz (et al.)

  • Differential Responses of Biochemical and Behavioral Parameters in the Native Gastropod Chilina gibbosa Exposed Subchronically to Environmental Concentrations of Two Insecticides Used in Argentina

    Pages 67-77

    Boburg, Beverly (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27296-8
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27295-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Impact of Contaminants on Species of Ecological Interest
Editors
  • Leobardo Manuel Gomez-Olivan
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27296-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27296-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27295-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 366
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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