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Pollutants, human health, and the environment; a risk based approach.


Pollutants, human health, and the environment; a risk based approach.

Ed. by Jane A. Plant et al.



335 pages




The authors here provide a comprehensive survey of environmental pollutants that have raised concerns regarding human health. They concentrate primarily on specific groups of pollutant types--and chapters are formatted for convenient comparison. Information about each pollutant type includes sources, pathways, environmental outcome, and known toxicological effects. Essential trace elements also are addressed. Additional topics include: the scientific appraisal of hazardous substances, regulatory systems and guidelines for risk management, and a conclusion. The book is clearly written, includes extensive references, and is well-illustrated. Editors are Plant and Voulvoulis (Imperial College, UK), and Ragnarsdottir (U. of Iceland).

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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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