Fate and toxic effects of environmental stressors: environmental control

Jie Zhuang*, Han Qing Yu, Theodore B. Henry, Gary S. Sayler

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    The potential for toxicants to harm organisms in the environment is influenced by the physicochemistry of the substances and their environmental behaviors and transformation within ecosystems. This special issue is composed of 20 papers that report on studies which have investigated the fate and toxicity of various toxicants including engineered nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, antibiotics, pathogens, heavy metals, and agricultural nutrients. The environmental transformations of these substances and how these processes affect their toxicity are emphasized. This paper highlights the important findings and perspectives of the selected papers in this special edition, with an aim of providing insights into full-scale evaluation on the toxicity of various contaminants that exist in ecosystems. General suggestions are provided for the future directions of toxicological research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2043-2048
    Number of pages6
    Issue number10
    Early online date24 Oct 2015
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


    • Heavy metals
    • Nanoparticles
    • Nutrient
    • Pathogen
    • PPCP
    • Toxicity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
    • Toxicology
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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