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Environmental Contamination

Nature minimizes the hazards, while man maximizes them. This is not an assumption, but a basic idea of the findings of scientists from all over the world. The last two centuries have witnessed the indiscriminate development and overexploitation of natural resources by man causing alterations and impairment of our own environment. Environmental contamination is the result of the irrational use of resources at the wrong place and at the wrong time. Environmental contamination has changed the lifestyle of people virtually all over the world, and has reduced the extent of life on earth. Today, we are bound to compromises with such environmental conditions, which was not anticipated for the sustenance of humanity and other life forms. Let us find out the problem and its management within this book.

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Environmental ContaminationEdited by Jatin Srivastava

Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1124

ISBN: 978-953-51-0120-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5219-4

Copyright year: 2012

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53023 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

87 Web of Science Citations

134 Dimensions Citations


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1. Response of C3 and C4 Plant Systems Exposed to Heavy Metals for Phytoextraction at Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and at Elevated Temperature

By Jatin Srivastava, Harish Chandra, Anant R. Nautiyal and Swinder J. S. Kalra


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2. Manganese: A New Emerging Contaminant in the Environment

By Annalisa Pinsino, Valeria Matranga and Maria Carmela Roccheri


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3. Plants and Soil Contamination with Heavy Metals in Agricultural Areas of Guadalupe, Zacatecas, Mexico

By Osiel González Dávila, Juan Miguel Gómez-Bernal and Esther Aurora Ruíz-Huerta


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4. Sustainable Environment – Monitoring of Radionuclide and Heavy Metal Accumulation in Sediments, Algae and Biota in Black Sea Marine Ecosystems

By Alexander Strezov


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5. Environmental Contaminations and Occupational Exposures Involved in Preparation of Chemotherapeutic Drugs

By Shinichiro Maeda, Masako Oishi, Yoshihiro Miwa and Nobuo Kurokawa


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6. Production of Persistent Organic Pollutants from Cement Plants

By Flávio Aparecido Rodrigues


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7. It’s All in the Genes: How Genotype Can Impact Upon Response to Contaminant Exposure and the Implications for Biomonitoring in Aquatic Systems

By Pann Pann Chung, Ross V. Hyne and J. William O. Ballard


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8. Bioindicator of Genotoxicity: The Allium cepa Test

By Solange Bosio Tedesco and Haywood Dail Laughinghouse IV


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9. Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis: A picture in Portugal

By André Silva Almeida, Sónia Cristina Soares, Maria Lurdes Delgado, Elisabete Magalhães Silva, António Oliveira Castro and José Manuel Correia da Costa


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10. Risk Assessment and Management of Terrestrial Ecosystems Exposed to Petroleum Contamination

By M. S. Kuyukina, I. B. Ivshina, S. O. Makarov and J. C. Philp


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11. Recycling of Mine Wastes as Ceramic Raw Materials: An Alternative to Avoid Environmental Contamination

By Romualdo Rodrigues Menezes, Lisiane Navarro L. Santana, Gelmires Araújo Neves and Heber Carlos Ferreira


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