New book chapter from Projects 5 and 6

BU SBRP researchers John Stegeman (Project 6) and Mark Hahn (Project 5) with Christopher Reddy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have coauthored a book chapter in Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Seas. The chapter is titled “Organic Pollutants: Presence and Effects in Humans and Marine Animals.” Drawing on their SBRP research and extensive experience in the field, Dr. Stegeman and Dr. Hahn review the processes and trends in the distribution of organic chemicals in the oceans, including both man-made and naturally produced chemicals, and some of the mechanisms by which these contaminants cause toxicity. They also discuss the process and extent to which such knowledge can be extrapolated to predict the impact of these compounds on humans and marine animals, including animals inhabiting marine Superfund sites.

October 21, 2008