BioMed Research International

Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants


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1National Environmental Engineering Institute, Nagpur, India

2University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

3Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia

4Technical University of Crete, Crete, Greece


Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants

Description

Environmental toxicology is one of the most interdisciplinary subjects which use the toxicological methods to study the effects of the harmful toxicants in the environment on living organism. It studies the deleterious effect of environmental pollutants mainly through animal experiments. Its main task is to study the possible biological effect that the environmental pollutants might have on organism and affect the detection index of mechanism and early damage to provide scientific basis for the making of the environmental sanitation standard and the implementation of environmental protection work. Biologists, microbiologists, chemists, engineers, environmentalists, ecologists, and other scientists have worked hand-in-hand within this new discipline. There is a growing need for techniques and practices to minimise the environmental effects of chemicals for the implementation of the corresponding principles in the planning of environmental policy and decision making.

In this special issue, it is intended to invite frontline researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring environmental contamination and toxicity.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomarkers for environmental pollution monitoring
  • Effluent toxicity and performance of wastewater treatment plants and solid waste disposal facilities
  • Bioaccumulation of chemicals
  • New trends in environmental toxicology
  • New trends in water quality monitoring
  • Bioassays and biomarkers in water monitoring programmes
  • Bio monitoring of water bodies
  • Ecological footprints
  • Ecotoxicity of emerging chemicals
  • Biological effects monitoring
  • Laboratory techniques and field validation
  • Quantitative structure–activity relationships (QSAR)
  • Ecosystem health and environmental health risk assessment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 702439
  • - Editorial

Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants

Sunil Kumar | Patrick Hettiaratchi | ... | Petros Gikas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 901508
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification for Three Different Reactors

W. Khanitchaidecha | A. Nakaruk | ... | K. Futaba
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 412530
  • - Research Article

Considerable Variation of Antibacterial Activity of Cu Nanoparticles Suspensions Depending on the Storage Time, Dispersive Medium, and Particle Sizes

Olga V. Zakharova | Anna Yu. Godymchuk | ... | Denis V. Kuznetsov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 423287
  • - Research Article

ZnO Nanoparticles Treatment Induces Apoptosis by Increasing Intracellular ROS Levels in LTEP-a-2 Cells

Caixia Wang | Xiaoke Hu | ... | Yinglu Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 929424
  • - Research Article

Isolation and Characterization of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Yeast Strains from Petroleum Contaminated Industrial Wastewater

Boutheina Gargouri | Najla Mhiri | ... | Sami Sayadi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 295303
  • - Research Article

Subtoxic Doses of Cadmium Modulate Inflammatory Properties of Murine RAW 264.7 Macrophages

Sina Riemschneider | Martin Herzberg | Jörg Lehmann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 537368
  • - Research Article

Pollution Problem in River Kabul: Accumulation Estimates of Heavy Metals in Native Fish Species

Habib Ahmad | Ali Muhammad Yousafzai | ... | Khushi Muhammad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 197196
  • - Research Article

Bioconcentration and Acute Intoxication of Brazilian Freshwater Fishes by the Methyl Parathion Organophosphate Pesticide

João Bosco de Salles | Renato Matos Lopes | ... | Jayme Cunha Bastos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 381264
  • - Research Article

Study of Cytotoxic Effects of Benzonitrile Pesticides

Petra Lovecka | Marketa Thimova | ... | Tomas Ruml
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 175025
  • - Research Article

Prenatal Exposure to Sodium Arsenite Alters Placental Glucose 1, 3, and 4 Transporters in Balb/c Mice

Daniela Sarahí Gutiérrez-Torres | Carmen González-Horta | ... | Blanca Sánchez-Ramírez
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