Plastic Marine Debris: Environmental Science, Public Health Risks, and Policy Solutions (Hardback) book cover

Plastic Marine Debris

Environmental Science, Public Health Risks, and Policy Solutions

By Sasha Adkins

© 2017 – CRC Press

400 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482255980
pub: 2017-02-15
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About the Book

This book shows how toxic chemicals in plastics, which are changing the balances of our seas, are a contributing factor in the premature puberty of girls and other serious endocrine disruptions. The book familiarizes readers with the current state of plastic marine debris, using language accessible to both environmental scientists and public health and policy officials. It covers studies in marine life toxicity levels, public health implications, current trends in related public policy, and scientifically-justified recommendations for further initiatives.

Table of Contents

Rainbow Chaser. Growing Up Too Soon. A Summer with Algalita. Mercury. Living Plastic-Free. Global Solutions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General