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This volume surveys the scope, potential and the state of the art of present day QSAR methods. In this context, the book treats the structural and statistical background of QSAR methods and highlights validated QSAR models for the derivation of physicochemical and biological data. In addition, QSAR methods which have been developed to estimate the distribution of pollutants and chemicals in the environment are presented in detail, including bioaccumulation and biodegradation aspects. The critical application of QSAR may fill many of the existing data gaps in the risk assessment of chemicals presenting a threat to the environment or to human health. QSAR techniques may present a more economic and less cumbersome alternative for the screening and priority selection of large inventories of potentially damaging chemicals.

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Authors: KARCHER W, JRC Ispra (IT);DEVILLERS J (EDITORS), Centre de Traitement de l'Information Scientifique, Ambérieu en Bugey (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12831 EN (1990) 475 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-0827-1
Record Number: 199011008 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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