Water Pollution and Toxicology
S. K. Shukla and P. R. Srivastava
Toxicology is the quantitative study of the harmful effects of chemicals on organisms. The field of toxicology is a board one and may be broken down into three major divisions, namely economic forensic and environmental toxicology. Economic toxicology is concerned with the deliberate use of toxic chemicals to produce harmful effects on target organisms such as bacteria and insects. Environmental toxicology is concerned with the incidental exposure of plants and animals including humans, to chemicals that are contaminants of environment including in particular the water we drink and the water in which aquatic organisms live. Environmental toxicology is therefore directly related to the subject of water pollution because it is environmental toxicological studies that reveals the quantitative relationships between the concentration of organisms and the effects of these chemicals on aquatic organisms and on persons who drink the water or consumes the organisms.
- Water Pollution and Toxicology
- Water Resource Systems
- The Evaluation of Biological Response by Toxicity and Water Quality Assessments
- Industrial Water Conditioning
- Wastewater Treatment