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Harmful Natural Chemicals and Radiation in the Environment: Stories, History and What You Need to Know

By: Raymond Poon(Author)

276 pages, illustrations

World Scientific Publishing Company

Hardback | Feb 2013 | #206010 | ISBN-13: 9789814412933
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NHBS Price: £67.99 $89/€76 approx

About this book

This unique volume provides in layman's terms, without sacrificing scientific facts, the health hazards and potential dangers of naturally occurring substances that are around us everyday. The comprehensive coverage includes compounds (e.g. arsenic, lead), gases (e.g. hydrogen sulphide, ozone) and all forms of natural radiations (e.g. heat, radon). Readers will find Harmful Natural Chemicals and Radiation in the Environment both informative and entertaining because facts and important data are introduced and interpreted in the form of history, stories and scientific summaries. Each chapter concludes with a practical guide that readers will find useful.

Harmful Naturally Occurring Chemicals and Radiation, which is fully referenced with up-to-date articles, may be used as a textbook for undergraduates and as an introductory textbook for post-graduates in biochemistry, environmental science, toxicology, medical science, and health care. People interested in personal and public health and earth issues will find Harmful Natural Chemicals and Radiation in the Environment a thought-provoking and revealing read.

Harmful Naturally Occurring Chemicals and Radiation may also be a source of information for policy makers, public health officials, city planners and environmental engineers.


- Aluminum
- Arsenic
- Copper
- Ethylene
- Lead
- Mercury
- Nitrate
- Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen
- Toxic Gases of Nature
- Hardness of Water
- Fundamentals and History of Radiation and Radioactivity
- Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Health
- Ultraviolet Radiation
- Heat

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