Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment: Health Hazards to Humans, Plants, and Animals, Three Volume Set, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment

Health Hazards to Humans, Plants, and Animals, Three Volume Set, 1st Edition

By Ronald Eisler

CRC Press

4,141 pages

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Written over a period of 17 years, the Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment exhaustively examines and analyzes the world literature on chemicals entering the environment from human activities. The three volumes cover chemicals recommended by environmental specialists of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other resource managers. The choices were based on the real or potential impact of each contaminant and on the knowledge available about their mitigation.

The information for each chemical includes source and use; physical, chemical, and metabolic properties; concentrations in field collections of abiotic materials and living organisms; deficiency effects; lethal and sublethal effects; and proposed regulatory criteria for the protection of human health and sensitive natural resources. Each chapter selectively reviews and synthesizes the technical literature on a specific priority contaminant and its effects on the environment.

Successful risk assessment relies heavily on extensive and well-documented databases. They often include too much - or too little - information about too many chemicals. Of the hundreds of thousands of chemicals discharged into the environment, only a small number have sufficient information to attempt preliminary risk assessment. Sold only as a three volume set, the Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment provides you with the exact amount of information you need in a single resource.

Reviews

"I believe that nearly everyone engaged in ecotoxicology or ecotoxicological risk assessments is acquainted with Ronald Eisler's Contaminant Hazard Reviews which were published between 1985 and 1999…Those reviews have now been updated by Dr. Eisler and published as a three-volume 'handbook'…I found the original reviews to be handy and reliable references, and I expect to frequently consult these new volumes."

-Glenn Suter, SETAC Reviews Editor

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Table of Contents

VOLUME 1 - Metals

Cadmium

Chromium

Copper

Lead

Mercury

Nickel

Silver

Tin

Zinc

VOLUME 2 - Organics

Acrolein

Atrazine

Carbofluran

Chlordane

Chlorpyrifos

Cyanide

Diazinon

Diflubenzuron

Dioxins

Famphur

Fenvalerate

Mirex

Paraquat

Pentachlorophenol

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Sodium Monofluoroacetate

Toxaphane

VOLUME 3 - Metaloids, Radiation, Index

Arsenic

Boron

Molybdenum

Selenium

Radiation

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General