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Oceans and human health

Author: Patrick J Walsh, Ph. D.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent research has done much to highlight the interactions between the world's oceans and human health. Oceans and Human Health highlights an unprecedented collaboration of environmental scientists, ecologists, and physicians working together on this important new discipline, to the benefit of human health and ocean environmental integrity alike."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Walsh, Ph. D.
ISBN: 9780123725844 0123725844
OCLC Number: 165048774
Description: xxiii, 644 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Globalization and global ocean change: an overview of influences on human health --
Risks --
Effects of the physical environment --
Background oceanography --
Case study --
Managing public health risks: role of integrated ocean observing systems (IOOS) --
Climate and human health: physics, policy and possibilities --
The geologic perspective: hazards in the oceanic environment for a dynamic earth --
Overview of Atlantic Basin hurricanes --
Oceans and human health: human dimensions --
Effects of anthropogenic substances --
Background toxicology --
Organic pollutants: presence and effects in humans and marine animals --
Metals: ocean ecosystems and human health --
The fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment --
Exposure and effects of seafood-borne contaminants in maritime populations --
Effects of harmful algal blooms and toxins --
Epidemiologic tools for investigating the effects of oceans on public health --
Toxic diatoms --
Toxic dinoflagellates --
Ciguatera fish poisoning: a synopsis from ecology to toxicity --
Cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial toxins --
Pfiesteria --
Infectious microbes in coastal waters --
Waterborne diseases and microbial quality monitoring for recreational water bodies using regulatory methods --
Food-borne infectious diseases and monitoring of marine food resources --
Emerging technologies for monitoring recreational waters for bacteria and viruses --
Future of microbial ocean water quality monitoring --
Remedies --
Pharmaceuticals and other natural products --
Marine remedies --
Anticancer drugs of marine origin --
Discovering anti-infectives from the sea --
Marine proteins --
Novel pain therapies from marine toxins --
Emerging marine biotechnologies: cloning of marine biosynthetic gene clusters --
Aquatic animal models of human health --
Aquatic animal neurophysiological models --
Toadfish as biomedical models --
Lower deuterostomes as models of the developmental process --
The zebrafish, Danio rerio, as a model organism for biomedical research --
Carcinogenesis models: focus on xiphophorus and rainbow trout --
New approaches for cell and animal preservation: Lessons from aquatic organisms.
Responsibility: [edited by] Patrick J. Walsh [and others].
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