Publisher description for Ecosystems and human health : toxicology and environmental hazards / Richard B. Philp.

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Ecosystems and Human Health focuses on ecosystem health issues, while acquainting the reader with major anthropogenic and natural hazards, as well as the risks to wildlife and human health that they pose. It contains numerous case histories that connect the material to real-life situations, self-test questions at the end of each chapter, and Web site resources for additional research. The author's journalistic style makes the information easily accessible. The book fills the need for an authoritative but easy-to-use, "knapsack-friendly" text as an alternative to large text/references. New material covers environmental hormone disrupters, multiple chemical sensitivity, and genetically modified foods.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental toxicology.
Environmental health.