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Exposure and Risk Assessment of Chemical Pollution — Contemporary Methodology

  • Lubomir I. Simeonov
  • Mahmoud A. Hassanien

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Maria De Lurdes Dinis, António Fiúza
    Pages 29-50
  3. Elisabeta Chirila, Camelia Draghici
    Pages 51-67
  4. Hans-Martin Mulisch, Werner Winter, Hermann H. Dieter
    Pages 147-153
  5. Thomas A. Lewandowski
    Pages 155-164
  6. Camelia Draghici, Elisabeta Chirila
    Pages 165-180
  7. Dimitrova Ivanka Mihailova
    Pages 181-194
  8. Gyula Dura, Erzsébet László, Brigitta Reizer, Tamás Molnár
    Pages 195-207
  9. Tamás Molnár, Gyula Dura
    Pages 271-284
  10. Mahmoud A. Hassanien, Nasser M. Abdellatif, Enas A. Saleh, Atef M. F. Mohamed
    Pages 303-315
  11. Elitza Angelova
    Pages 317-324
  12. Irina Enache, Sabina Zăgan
    Pages 325-334
  13. Cristina Jelescu, Carmen Dima, Camelia Draghici
    Pages 335-344
  14. Lucrina Ştefănescu, Sanda Mărginean, Alexandru Ozunu, Iustinian Petrescu, Emil Cordoş
    Pages 345-356
  15. Victor Mikhailenko, Oleksiy Glavin, Polina Mikhailenko, Liubomira Ieleiko
    Pages 357-370
  16. Daniela Căilean, Carmen Teodosiu, Irina Volf, Bogdan Ciobanu
    Pages 383-397
  17. Grigore Friptuleac, Alexei Chirlici, Sergiu Cebanu, Iurie Pinzaru, Ludmila Antosii
    Pages 407-413
  18. Naliana Lupascu, Marioara Nicolaescu, Elisabeta Chirila
    Pages 415-421
  19. Alina Soceanu, Simona Dobrinas, Valentina Coatu, Elisabeta Chirila
    Pages 423-430
  20. Simona Lupsor, Gabriela Stanciu, Dan Epure, Elisabeta Chirila
    Pages 431-437
  21. András Ács, Nora Kováts, Maha Refaey
    Pages 439-444
  22. Donka Shopova, Tanya Trenkova, Svilen Borissov, Snezhana Bozhinova
    Pages 445-455
  23. Yuri Suvaryan, Vardan Sargsyan, Anahit Simonyan
    Pages 457-472
  24. Zsãfia Kovács, Imre Magyar, Gábor Kohlrusz, Jãzsef Kovács, Ákos Rédey
    Pages 487-500
  25. Mihaela Sica, Camelia Draghici, Elisabeta Chirila
    Pages 501-508
  26. Cristina Proca, Daniela Micu, Cristian Danielescu, Florica Manea
    Pages 509-516
  27. Anna Dimitrova, Alexander Spasov, Momchil Sidjimov, Valery Metodiev, Margarita Tsoneva, Ganka Garkova
    Pages 517-524
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 525-526

About these proceedings

Introduction

The book contains the contributions at the NATO Study Institute on Exposure and Risk Assessment of Chemical Pollution – Contemporary Methodology, which took place in Sofia – Borovetz, Bulgaria, July 1–10, 2008. Rapid advances in mathematics, computer science and molecular biology and chemistry have lead to the development in of a new branch of toxicology called Computational Toxicology. This emerging field is addressing the estimation and prediction of exposure risk and effects of chemicals based on experimental data, measured concentration and biological mechanisms and computational models of biological systems. Mathematical models are also being used to predict the fate and transport of substances in the environment. Because this area is still in its infancy, there has been limited application from governmental agencies to regulating controllable processes, such as registration of new chemicals, determination of estimated exposure and risk based limits and maximum acceptable concentrations in different compartments of the environment – ambient air, waters, soil and food products. However, this is soon to change as the ability to collect, analyze and interpret the required information is becoming increasingly more efficient and cost effective. Full implementation of the new processes have to involve education on both part of the experimentalists who are generating the data and the models, and the risk assessors who will use them to better protect human health and the environment.

Keywords

Air pollution Groundwater Oxide contaminants environment hazard human health pesticide pesticide residues pollution polychlorinated biphenyls residue residues safety soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Lubomir I. Simeonov
    • 1
  • Mahmoud A. Hassanien
    • 2
  1. 1.Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSolar Terrestrial Influences LaboratorySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.National Research CenterAir Pollution and Environmental Risk Assessment DepartmentCairoEgypt

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