1st Edition

Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment
Health Hazards to Humans, Plants, and Animals, Three Volume Set



ISBN 9781566705066
Published April 12, 2000 by CRC Press
4141 Pages

USD $575.00

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Book Description

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.

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

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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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