Introduction to environmental toxicology
Our mother environment faces copious problems due to rapid urbanization and growing human population. It is necessary for each individual to protect the environmental resources from any toxicants. Rapid urbanization resulted in the construction of numerous industries which majorly affected the natural air, water and soil resources by exposing it to toxic chemicals. It has not only affected the environment alone but also affected many lives of land and aquatic organisms. The book on environmental toxicology deals with topics like significant issues with chemicals, types of toxic substances, carcinogens, mutagens, teratogen, factors influencing toxicity, factors related to the substance, receptor mediated toxicity, transport of toxicants by air and water, bioaccumulation and biomagnifications of toxic materials in food chain, movement of toxins, pesticides, metabolism and biotransformation of pesticides, combined effect of xenobiotics, toxicity testing, estimation of LC50 and adverse and non-adverse effects.