Eisler's Encyclopedia of Environmentally Hazardous Priority Chemicals

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Elsevier, 8.08.2007 г. - 986 страници
Thousands of inorganic and organic chemicals and their metabolites enter the biosphere daily as a direct result of human activities. Many of these chemicals have serious consequences on sensitive species of natural resources, crops, livestock, and public health. The most hazardous of these were identified by a panel of environmental specialists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; these chemicals are the focus of this encyclopedia.
For each priority group of chemicals, information is presented on sources, uses, physical and chemical properties, tissue concentrations in field collections and their significance, lethal and sublethal effects under controlled conditions. This includes effects on survival, growth, reproduction, metabolism, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, and mutagenicity - and proposed regulatory criteria for the protection of sensitive natural resources, crops, livestock, and human health. Taxonomic groups of natural resources covered include terrestrial and aquatic plants and invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

* The only product that centers on the most hazardous environmental chemicals to sensitive natural resources
* The only single volume compendium on the subject, allowing ease in consulting
* Written by a noted national and international authority on chemical risk assessment to living organisms
 

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Chapter 19 MERCURY
407
Chapter 20 MIREX
503
Chapter 21 MOLYBDENUM
517
Chapter 22 NICKEL
533
Chapter 23 PARAQUAT
573
Chapter 24 PENTACHLOROPHENOL
589
Chapter 25 POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
607
Chapter 26 POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
645

Chapter 9 CHROMIUM
137
Chapter 10 COPPER
161
Chapter 11 CYANIDE
201
Chapter 12 DIAZINON
233
Chapter 13 DIFLUBENZURON
245
Chapter 14 DIOXINS
261
Chapter 15 FAMPHUR
279
Chapter 16 FENVALERATE
293
Chapter 17 GOLD
313
Chapter 18 LEAD
371
Chapter 27 RADIATION
677
Chapter 28 SELENIUM
737
Chapter 29 SILVER
761
Chapter 30 SODIUM MONOFLUOROACETATE
783
Chapter 31 TIN
809
Chapter 32 TOXAPHENE
829
Chapter 33 ZINC
841
General Index
891
Species Index
933
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