Monitoring of Exposure to and Potential Effects of Contaminants in the Environment
JOHN P. GIESY AND JOHN L. NEWSTED
Dept. of Biomedical Veterinary Sciences and Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada
ENTRIX, Inc., Okemos, Michigan, USA
In our lifetimes, much of what was once considered science fiction: space ships, monitoring the environment from space, satellite phones and biomedical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular level have now become realities. These advances in technology have changed our perceptions and how we interact with the world around us. Also during this time, the world population has doubled several times, our use of natural resources has increased exponentially and we continue to release natural and synthetic compounds to the global environment at an ever-increasing rate. These actions have altered the face of the planet in a multitude of ways..
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