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The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Volume 5, Part N: Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Great Lakes

Series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Volume: 5N

Edited By: Ronald Hites

441 pages, no illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #158366 | ISBN: 3540291687
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NHBS Price: £278.50 $351/€330 approx

About this book

The environment around the Laurentian Great Lakes region has been adversely affected by agricultural runoff, urban waste, industrial discharge, landfill leachate, and atmospheric deposition. Although there have been some improvements over the last 20 years, persistent toxic organic pollutants are now a serious problem. This book brings together what is known about the major classes of these pollutants in the Great Lakes. Each chapter reviews our knowledge of the extent of contamination of the various parts of the Great Lakes ecosystem (air, water, sediment, fishes, birds, etc.), what is known about the trends over time of this contamination, and knowledge about the mechanisms by which these pollutants are mobilized in the lakes. Detailed information is presented on polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, pesticides, toxaphene, polychlorinated naphthalenes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, brominated flame retardants, and perfluoroalkyl acids.

These reviews make this volume an invaluable resource for all those involved in environmental research, measurements, and decision making.

From the reviews: "Persistent toxic organic pollutants are now a serious problem. This book brings together what is known about the major classes of these pollutants in the Great Lakes. Each chapter reviews the knowledge of the extent of contamination of the various parts of the Great Lakes ecosystems (air, water, sediment, fishes, birds, etc.) ! . These reviews make this volume an invaluable resource for all those involved in environmental research and teaching, monitoring, and decision making." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, 2006)


Contents

R.A. Hites: Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Great Lakes: An Overview.- K.C. Hornbuckle, D.L. Carlson, D.L. Swackhamer, J.E. Baker, S.J. Eisenreich: Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Great Lakes.- R.J. Norstrom: Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans in the Great Lakes.- K. Kannan, J. Ridal, J.Struger: Pesticides in the Great Lakes.- D.C.G.Muir, D.L. Swackhamer, T.F. Bidleman, L.M. Jantunen: Toxaphene in the Great Lakes.- P.A. Helm, K. Kannan, T.F. Bidleman: Polychlorinated Naphthalenes in the Great Lakes.- M.F. Simcik, J.H.Offenberg: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Great Lakes.- R.A. Hites: Brominated Flame Retardants in the Great Lakes.- J. P. Giesy, S. A. Mabury, J.W. Martin, K. Kannan, P.D. Jones, J.L. Newsted, K. Coady: Perfluorinated Compounds in the Great Lakes.

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