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Toxicological Aspects of Emerging Contaminants

  • Miraji Hossein
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Abstract

The emerging contaminants field suffers from insufficient global information, especially in Africa, and even less from Asia. Emerging contaminants constitute a group of natural, synthesised chemicals and microorganisms that have been proved to cause serious effects on the laboratory organisms and therefore a threat to human and aquatic species. They are presumed to be endocrine disruptors, carcinogenic, teratogenic, and interfere with the sexual and reproductive behaviour of some small aquatics. This being the case, the discovery of emerging contaminants stands to be the finest toxicological investigation owing to improved science and technology. Nevertheless, in future, the world will come up with new environmental discoveries because of the continuous production of materials, which by themselves may be harmful, or their life cycle may be a threat.

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  • Miraji Hossein
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  1. 1.Chemistry Department, School of Physical Sciences, College of Natural SciencesUniversity of DodomaDodomaTanzania

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