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Poisoning - The Toxicity of Environmental Pollutants

Daniel Dorta

University of Sao Paulo

An experienced toxicologist in the area of Biochemical Toxicology and environmental pollutants, past President of the Brazilian Society of Toxicology, and past director of IUTOX EC committee, with more than 50 articles in Toxicology.


Danielle Palma De Oliveira

Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto - Universidade de São Paulo

An experienced toxicologist in the area of Environmental Toxicology working with the genotoxic and mutagenic evaluation of environmental samples and contaminants, past President of the Brazilian Society of Toxicology, with more than 70 articles in Toxicology.


Pollutants Emerging Contaminants Endocrine Disruptors Alternative Methods for Toxicity Assessment In silico Assessment of Toxicity Ecological Risk Assessment Environmental Exposure Dose-Response Analysis Ecotoxicology Zebrafish Planarians Daphnia

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The development of societies and technologies that bring comfort to our lives nowadays has resulted in the discharge of a diversity of compounds into the environment. Among these compounds, to which we are daily exposed, many can impact human and non-human organisms, thus the need for sustainable development is increasingly essential. In this aspect, toxicology has the role of identifying risks and hazards in order to ensure the health of all living beings. In this context, the understanding of the toxic mechanism of action of different xenobiotics and their mixtures in organisms, as well as the development of new techniques that follow the precept of the 3Rs, are relevant points for the area. In this aspect, this book aims to bring together works that are at the forefront of science and that drive us towards a more sustainable future. We welcome articles reporting on any aspect of chemical-induced toxicity, as well as mechanisms of protection. The development of new methods or protocols to evaluate environmental toxicity utilizing all types of model systems, and especially using alternative methods and protocols are also welcome.

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Date completed: September 23rd 2021

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Expected publication date: May 9th 2022

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About the editor

Daniel Dorta

University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Daniel Dorta is currently Professor of Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry at University of São Paulo (Brazil). He graduated in Pharmacy (2000) and major in Biochemistry (2001) from the Methodist University of Piracicaba. He is also a Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology from the Methodist University of Piracicaba (2002). He obtained Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences /concentration area: Toxicology (2003) at the University of São Paulo (USP) and he obtained PhD in Toxicology (2007) at the University of São Paulo (USP), having performed part of the work at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (USA). He completed his postdoctoral study in Pharmacology at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in 2008. Dr. Dorta was a President of the Brazilian Society of Toxicology (2013-2015) and was Member of the Executive Committee of IUTOX (International Union of Toxicology) between 2013-2016. Dr. Dorta is also one of the founders and the President of the Brazilian Society of Forensic Sciences - SBCF (2019-2021). He is author of about 50 articles and 17 book chapters in the area of Toxicology and organizer of the book "Forensic Toxicology" (in Portuguese) published in 2018 by Blucher publishing group. Dr. Dorta is also one of the editors of the book "Toxicity assessment- Methods and Protocols" published in 2021 by Springer publishing group. Dr. Dorta has experience in teaching and research with an emphasis on Biochemical Toxicology, working on topics such as mitochondria, cell death, apoptosis, autophagy, cell culture and emerging contaminants. Dr. Dorta also has experience in toxicological assessment of ingredients applied to the pharmaceutical industry and experience in PDE / ADE determinations, according to ICH Q3C (residual solvents) and Q3D (elemental impurities) guidelines. Dr. Dorta has been the advisor on 9 Master´s Thesis and 4 PhD Thesis; and has also been the supervisor on 3 Post-docs.

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