Endosulfan: Uses, Toxicological Profile and Regulation

Ishwar Chandra Yadav, PhD and Ningombam Linthoingambi Devi (Editors)
Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of South Bihar, Bihar, India

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC003030

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The primary purpose of this book is to provide general information, health impact, toxicological information and regulatory status of endosulfan. Additionally, the residual level of endosulfan in multi-environmental matrices from South Asian countries is considered with an eco-toxicological and human health risk context. This book is intended for public health officials, physicians, toxicologists, and other interested individuals and groups with an overall perspective on the toxicology of endosulfan. The content of the book is divided into 8 chapters, each of which discusses various aspects of endosulfan together with residual data of endosulfan from South Asian countries.

The basic information about endosulfan is discussed in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 and 3 describe the residual contamination, eco-toxicological impacts and regulatory policy of endosulfan in India environment. Chapter 4 relates to the evaluation of endosulfan in human samples. Chapters 5 and 6 focus on the residual level and management of endosulfan in tropical countries including Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The remediation techniques available for reducing the impact of endosulfan is detailed in Chapter 7 and 8.
(Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. An Overview of Endosulfan: Characteristics, Eco-Toxicological Impact, and Regulatory Status
(Ishwar Chandra Yadav and Ningombam Linthoingambi Devi, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of South Bihar, Bihar, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Endosulfan Contamination in Indian Environment
(Amrendra Kumar and Ningombam Linthoingambi Devi, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of South Bihar, Bihar, India)

Chapter 3. Endosulfan: Practices, Policies, and Eco-Toxicological Impacts in India
(Sanjenbam Nirmala Khuman, Girija Bharat, Avanti Roy-Basu, Piyush Mohapatro and Paromita Chakraborty, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Research Institute, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Endosulfan Evaluation in Human Samples
(Virgínia Cruz Fernandes, Maria Luísa Correia-Sá, Maria Luz Maia, Cristina Delerue-Matos and Valentina Fernandes Domingues, REQUIMTE/LAQV, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Residue Levels, Health Impacts, and Eco-Toxicity of Endosulfan in Tropical Environment
(M.D.M.D.W.M.M.K. Yatawara, PhD, Department of Zoology and Environmental Management University of Kelaniya Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)

Chapter 6. Status of Endosulfan Contamination and Management Practices in Pakistan
(Mureed Kazim and Jabir Hussain Syed, Department of Environmental Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, and others)

Chapter 7. Endosulfan Contamination in Soil: Sources, Impact and Bioremediation
(Somenath Das, Anand Kumar Chaudhari, Ajay Kumar and Vipin Kumar Singh, Department of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Biodegradation and Detoxification of Chlorinated Pesticide Endosulfan by Soil Microbes
(Arpan Mukherjee, Vipin Kumar Singh and Somenath Das, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and others)

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