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Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals

Edited By: Bommanna G Loganathan and Paul Kwan-Sing Lam

626 pages, figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #191110 | ISBN-13: 9781439838303
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About this book

Composed by a diverse group of experts, this reference covers the history, present status, and projected future trends of environmental contamination from highly toxic synthetic chemical pollutants. The text informs practitioners on the effects of man-made chemical pollutants in a comprehensive manner and includes supplementary figures and equations for enhanced comprehension of the subject.


Contents

Classical and Emerging Persistent Organic Chemicals - Perspectives

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals: An Overview, Bommanna G. Loganathan
Spatial and Temporal Trends of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, Ying Guo, Susan D. Shaw, and Kurunthachalam Kannan
Temporal Trend of Perfluorinated Compounds from Various Environmental Matrices, Yasuyuki Zushi and Shigeki Masunaga
Synthetic Musks and Benzotriazole UV Stabilizers in Marine Ecosystems, Haruhiko Nakata, Ryu-ichi Shinohara, Sayaka Murata, and Hiroshi Sasaki
Global Environmental Distribution and Human Health Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Aramandla Ramesh, Anthony E. Archibong, Darryl B. Hood, Zhongmao Guo,and Bommanna G. Loganathan



Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Asia-Pacific Region

Organohalogen Contamination Profiles and Trends in Australia, Munro R. Mortimer, Leisa-Maree Toms, and Jochen F. Muller
Environmental Status of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in China, Ying Xing, Yonglong Lu, and Wenbin Liu
Organochlorine Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in the Indian Atmosphere, Paromita Chakraborty and Gan Zhang
Historical Trends of Dioxin Sources and Contamination in Japan, Shigeki Masunaga
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes: Use and Contamination Trends in Japan and China, Sachi Taniyasu, Yuichi Horii, Nobuyasu Hanari, Nobuyoshi Yamashita, Jing Pan, Yong-Liang Yang, and Bommanna G. Loganathan
Sources, Distributions, and Temporal Trends of Nonylphenols in South Korea, Seongjin Hong and Kyung-Hoon Shin
Spatial and Temporal Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals in Vietnam Soils, Masahide Kawano and Vu Duc Thao



Persistent Organic Chemicals in Europe and Africa

Contamination Profiles and Possible Trends of Organohalogen Compounds in the Estonian Environment and Biota, Ott Roots, Vladimir Zitko, Kurunthachalam Senthil Kumar, Kenneth Sajwan, and Bommanna G. Loganathan
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Animal Tissues and Products of Animal Origin from Poland, Alicja Niewiadowska and Jan Zmudzki
Temporal Trends of Organohalogen Compounds in Mother's Milk from Sweden, Anders Glynn, Sanna Lignell, Marie Aune, Per Ola Darnerud, and Anna Tornkvist
Temporal Trends of POPs in Human Milk from Italy, Annalisa Abballe, Anna Maria Ingelido, and Elena De Felip
Contamination Status of Organochlorine Pesticides in Ghana, William J. Ntow and Benjamin O. Botwe


Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Americas

Contamination Profiles and Possible Trends of Persistent Organic Compounds in the Brazilian Aquatic Environment, Gilberto Fillmann and Juliana Leonel
Contamination Profiles and Temporal Trends of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Oysters from the Gulf of Mexico, Jose L. Sericano and Terry L. Wade
Using Sediment Cores to Assess Inputs of Organochlorines and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Coastal Georgia Estuaries, Clark Alexander, Allen D. Uhler, and Richard F. Lee
Temporal Trends of Selected Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Pollutants in Sediments of Kentucky Lake, Baki B. Sadi and Bommanna G. Loganathan


Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Coastal, Oceanic, Arctic, and Antarctic Regions

Temporal Trends of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Hexabromocyclododecanes in Marine Mammals with Special Reference to Hong Kong, South China, Ling Jin, James C.W. Lam, Margaret B. Murphy, and Paul K.S. Lam
Status and Trends of POPs in Harbor Seals from the Northwest Atlantic, Susan D. Shaw, Michelle L. Berger, and Kurunthachalam Kannan
Organohalogen Pollutants in Seabird Eggs from Northern Norway and Svalbard, Lisa Bjornsdatter Helgason, Kjetil Sagerup, and Geir Wing Gabrielsen
Contamination Profile and Temporal Trend of POPs in Antarctic Biota, Simonetta Corsolini
Global Distribution of PFOS and Related Chemicals, Nobuyoshi Yamashita, Leo W.Y. Young, Sachi Taniyasu, Karen Y. Kwok, Gert Petrick, Toshitaka Gamo, Keerthi S. Guruge, Paul K.S. Lam, and Bommanna G. Loganathan


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Biography

Bommanna G. Loganathan, Ph.D., is a professor of environmental/analytical chemistry at the Murray State University (MSU), Kentucky, USA. His current research involves investigations on the distribution, environmental transformation, and fate of persistent organic/organometallic pollutants in the environment and their effects on wildlife and human health. A major focus of his research is to evaluate status and trends of classical as well as emerging pollutants in man-made freshwater lakes such as Kentucky Lake in comparison with natural lakes and marine ecosystems, and to assess the effects of these compounds on human natural killer cells' ability to kill cancer cells using in vitro assays. He is the author/co-author of over one hundred publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. Paul K.S. Lam is Chair Professor of biology at the City University of Hong Kong. He is currently Vice-President (Student Affairs) and Director of State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution. Prof. Lam has extensive research experience in marine environmental research. He is particularly interested in the responses of organisms to toxic chemicals and algal toxins, as well as the risk assessment of these compounds. He is the author/co-author of over 240 publications in international refereed journals. Prof. Lam has been responsible for over 30 major government consultancy projects in the environmental field, including assessments of risks to Hong Kong cetaceans and waterbirds due to toxic contaminants.

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