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Thallium in the Environment

Edited By: JO Nriagu

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 1998 | #95782 | ISBN: 0471177555
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About this book

Thallium is a soft silver-gray highly toxic metal that resembles lead. Despite its toxicity, thallium's physical properties have lead to its increased usage in recent years, including the manufacture of photocells, infrared detectors, and as a modifier to specialty glasses. This self-contained volume is organized and presented a logical manner allowing the reader to discover all aspects of thallium and its interactions with the environment. The book features contributions from an international panel of experts who address the effects of thallium exposure to aquatic and terrestrial environments, and examine the effects of thallium on humans and wildlife.


Contents

History, Production, and Uses of Thallium (J. Nriagu).; Aqueous Geochemistry of Thallium (D. Kaplan & S. Mattigod).; Speciation of Thallium in Natural Waters (T. Lin & J. Nriagu).; Thallium in the (Sub)Surface Environment: Its Mobility in Terms of Eh and pH (B. Vink).; Thallium in Agricultural Practice (M. Sager).; Determination of Thallium by Electroanalytical Techniques (M. Esteban, et al.).; Determination of Thallium and Its Species in Aquatic Environmental Samples (C. Chou & J. Moffatt).; Analysis of Thallium in Biological Samples (C. Rios & S. Galvan--Arzate).; Human Thallium Toxicity (G. Repetto, et al.).; Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of Thallium (C. Gregotti & E. Faustman).; Age--Dependent Differences in the Nephrotoxicity of Thallium (I) Sulfate in Rats (D. Appenroth & S. Gambaryan).; Thallium Transport in Cellular Membranes (T. Brismar).; Effect of Thallium Toxicity on the Visual System (H. Tabandeh).; Index.

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Biography

JEROME O. NRIAGU is Professor in the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, the University of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. For many years he was a research scientist with the National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario. He is the editor of the Wiley Series in Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and has edited, among many other volumes, Gaseous Pollutants, Nickel and Human Health, and Arsenic in the Environment. Dr. Nriagu received BSc and DSc degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in leading geochemical and environmental science journals and has received a number of awards for his work. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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