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    Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Standardization of Biomarkers for Endocrine Disruption and Environmental Assessment: 8th Volume

    Henshel DS, Harrass MC, Black MC
    Published: 1999

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    Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, 8th Volume (STP 1364) presents 29 peer-reviewed papers that provide you with the latest information on invertebrate and vertebrate endocrine disrupter screening assays and tests, in vitro endocrine disrupter testing, and an industrial perspective on endocrine screening testing. It focuses on the use of biomarker endpoints in toxicology and risk assessment, including biochemical, developmental, behavioral, and endocrine indicators.

    Topics include: aquatic toxicology • behavioral toxicology • biochemical indicators • developmental indicators • endocrine indicators • biodegradation and fate of chemicals • quality assurance and quality control within laboratory and field studies • risk assessment and communication • and harmonization of standards development

    This comprehensive text is an essential resource for environmental toxicologists, industry scientists dealing with product and chemical safety issues, and engineers and scientists dealing with chemcial treatment and disposal.

    Table of Contents

    Screening Approaches for the Evaluation of Endocrine Disruption in Invertebrates

    Biomarkers of Endocrine Disruption at the mRNA Level

    In Vitro Endocrine Disruptor Screening

    Assays for Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Beyond Environmental Estrogens

    Appropriate Uses of Physiological Techniques for Endocrine Studies

    Hormonal Processes in Decapod Crustacean Larvae as Biomarkers of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Marine Environment

    Deiodination as an Index of Chemical Disruption of Thyroid Hormone Homeostasis and Thyroidal Status in Fish

    Disruption of the Endocrine Control of Final Oocyte Maturation in Teleosts by Xenobiotic Chemicals

    Ecological Risk Assessment of Substances with Suspected Estrogenic Activity Using Standard Laboratory Fish Tests

    Methods to Assess the Effects of Environmental Chemicals on the Brain-Pituitary-Gonad Axis of the Reproductive System

    Localization and Sex Steroid Regulation of Brain Aromatase Activity: Identification of a Positive Feedback Mechanism that may be Triggered by Environmental Cues

    Pesticide Effects on Prolactin Release from the Rostral Pars Distalis In Vitro and Their Effects on Growth In Vivo in the Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)

    Steroid Hormones as Biomarkers of Endocrine Disruption in Wildlife

    Endocrine Disruption, Organochlorine Pesticides, and Human Development: An Overview

    Preliminary Estimates of Adult Exposure to Bisphenol-a from Dental Materials, Food and Ambient Air

    A Soil Bioassay Using the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

    Population Growth Kinetics of Tetrahymena pyriformis Exposed to Selected Electrophiles

    Effect of Test Conditions on the Toxicity of Copper to Juvenile Unionid Mussels

    Use of DNA Strand Damage (Comet Assay) and Embryo Hatching Effects to Assess Contaminant Exposure in Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Embryos

    Development of a Mitochondrial Respiratory Electron Transport Bioindicator for Assessment of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Toxicity

    Effects of Sublethal Exposure to Cadmium on Shelter-Seeking Behavior of Juvenile Orconectes rusticus (Girard) Crayfish

    The Use of Automated Monitoring to Assess Behavioral Toxicology in Fish: Linking Behavior and Physiology

    Use of Behavioral Endpoints to Determine Protective Concentrations of the Insecticide Fonofos for Bluegill (Lepomis Macrochirus)

    Quality Control in the Application of Flow Cytometry to Studies of Environmentally-Induced Genetic Damage

    Use of Implantable Pellets to Administer Low Levels of Methyl Mercury to Fish

    Ecotoxicological Assessment of Bluegill Sunfish Inhabiting a Selenium-Enriched Fly Ash Stream

    Impact of Sugar-Processing Effluents and Domestic Wastes on the Water Quality of Mingoala River in Mbandjock, Cameroon

    An Evaluation of the Use of Toxic Equivalency Factors to Assess Reproductive Hazards of PCBs to Wildlife

    Harmonization of Ecological Effects Test Methods Between the US EPA (OPPTS) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Description, Results and Current Activities

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E47

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1364-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5408-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2618-3