Joao Paulo Machado Torres, Ph.D.

Dr. Joao Paulo Machado Torres, a renowned expert on the effects of DDT and other pollutants on human health, is associate professor of biophysics in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has published extensively in the area of environmental pollution and its effects on the health of humans and animals. He has conducted Mount Sinai sponsored research on the fate of DDT in the tropical environment of Brazil and on pesticides and their effects on human health. Dr. Torres' additional research interests include the fate of heavy metals and organic micropollutants (PCBs, DDTs and PAHs) in the tropical environment, especially the Amazon River Basin.

Partial Bibliography

Machado-Torres J, Malf O, Vieira-Reis E, Japenga J, Ferdinand G. Organic Micropollutants on River Sediments from Rio de Janeiro State, Southeast Brazil. Artigo 2002; 18(x): 109-118.

Vieira EDR, Torres, JPM and Malf O. 2001. DDT Environmental Persistence from Its Use in a Vector Control Program: A Case Study. Environmental Research Section 2001; Section A 86: 174-182.

D'Amato C, Torres JPM e Malf O. 2002. DDT (Dicloro difenil tricloroetano) toxicidade e contaminação ambiental – Uma revisão. Química Nova 25(6)995-1002.

Torres, JPM, Pfeiffer, WC, Markowitz S, Pause R, Malf O and Japenga J. 2002. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane in soil, river sediment and fish in the Amazon in Brazil. Environmental Research Section A 88 134-139.

Torres, JPM, Malf O, Japenga J and Koopmans. 2002. Organic Micropollutants on River Sediments from Rio de Janeiro State. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. ENSP, Fiocruz. 18(2): 477-488.

Vieira EDR, Torres JPM e Malf O 2000. Persistência Ambiental e Biológica do DDT: Estudo de um caso em área de leishmaniose. Cadernos de Saúde Coletiva, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 55-70.

Book chapters

Carvalho CEV and Torres JPM. 2002. The Ecohydrology of the Paraiba do Sul River Basin. In: The Ecohydrology of South American Rivers and Wetlands (Chapter 10). McClain M. (Ed). Special publication No. 6 of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences: A Contribution of the UNESCO Ecohydrology Programme.