Twenty years ago, a feature article entitled "Wildlife Toxicology" appeared in ES&T that posed the hypothesis, "Human health is believed to be threatened by exposure to such chemical contaminants as agricultural pesticides and industrial waste. Does it not stand to reason, therefore, that the health of wildlife could be affected similarly by toxic chemical pollutants?" (1). Now, with more sophisticated tools and techniques at our disposal (2), the issues of the response of wildlife to chemical contaminants and the interrelationship of that response to human health are still growing as an interdisciplinary study.
|Journal||Environmental Science and Technology|
|State||Published - May 1 2003|