Persistant Organic Pollutants

Un libro in lingua di Harrad Stuart (EDT) edito da John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2010

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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic by-products of industry that accumulate in humans and wildlife, causing serious health problems. This work considers previously identified and new POPs, with two chapters devoted to emerging POPs: brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs). Other chapters address chirality as an environmental forensics tool, sources and effects of contaminant emissions in urban areas, problems of POPs in the developing world, and the contamination of indoor environments with POPs. The final chapters of the book present a case study highlighting implications of human exposure to POPs, and call for a radical evaluation of the way in which we manage the life cycle of goods and materials treated with POPs. B&w maps and illustrations are included. The book is for academics, industrial scientists, and regulators. Harrad is affiliated with the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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