Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants
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Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants

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Description

Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants addresses the sources, environmental cycles, uptake, consequences and control of many of the more important chlorinated organic micropollutants, including PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFs and various chlorinated pesticides, all of which have given widespread cause for concern in relation to their environmental persistence and high toxicity, and their potential for adverse effects on humans and wildlife. Rational decision making over chlorinated organic micropollutants in the environment must be based upon sound science. This volume draws upon the expertise of some of the most distinguished workers in the field, to review current knowledge of the sources, environmental concentrations and pathways, human toxicity and ecotoxicology, and control methods for these groups of compounds. Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants gives a unique and valuable compilation of information on an extremely important group of environmental pollutants. It is fully up-to-date, and will provide a comprehensive overview of this topical subject that will be useful for years to come, to academic, student and professional alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10.67mm | 530g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 0854042253
  • 9780854042258

Table of contents

Sources and Fates of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Dibenzofurans and Biphenyls: A Budget and Source Inventory Approach; Human Exposure to Dioxins; Biological Uptake and Transfer of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans; Atmospheric Chemistry of PCBs, PCDDs and PSDFs; Human Toxicology of Chlorinated Micropollutants; Ecotoxicology of Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants; Chlorinated Pesticides; Studies of Chlorinated Biphenyls in the Great Lakes; Control of PCDD and PCDF Emissions from Waste Combustors;Subject Index.
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About R. E. Hester

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.


Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.


Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.
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