1st Edition

Toxic Contamination in Large Lakes, Volume I

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ISBN 9780873710893
Published January 1, 1988 by CRC Press
364 Pages

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Book Description

Every notable aspect of Toxic Contamination in Large Lakes is examined by known experts from every continent. Authors represent the U.S. and Canada, Argentina, Sweden, USSR, Israel, Great Britain, Japan, China, The Netherlands, Germany, Kenya, Austria. Authors represent the entire spectrum-academia, government, and industry. The first published work offer such a diverse and complete examination of this subject, it provides valuable information and data for today and tomorrow-and the basis for stimulating new research. Chapters in this work were reviewed and carefully edited, after initial presentation at the World Conference on Large Lakes held May 18-21, 1986 at Mackinac Island, Michigan. It presents a wealth of information...a resource for continued use over the years...and should do much to stimulate further study. This vital work is especially of interest to environmental scientists and toxicologists, fisheries professionals, researchers, aquatic resource managers, ecologists, biologists, chemists, and engineers. Every science or engineering library with a water interest should have this notable reference.

Table of Contents

VOLUME I: CHRONIC EFFECTS OF TOXIC CONTAMINANTS IN LARGE LAKES. Variation in Quantification of Concentrations of Toxic Chemicals in Fish from the Laurentian Great Lakes: the Good, the Bad and the Manageable. Decontamination of the Great Lakes Ecosystem. Known Effects of Pollutants on Fish-Eating Birds in the Great Lakes of North America. Fish Tumors as Known Field Effects of Contaminants. Long Range Transport of Organochlorines in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic: Evidence from Analysis of Marine Mammals and Fish. The Effects of Contaminants on Algae: An Overview. Toxic Contaminants and Benthic Organisms in the Great Lakes: Cycling, Fate and Effects. Evaluation of Toxicity Profiles of Organic Chemicals-Usefulness of the Ecotoxicological Basic Test of OECD. Human Exposure Routes to Selected Persistent Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes Basin: A Case Study. Human Exposure Routes to Persistent Aquatic Contaminants: A PCB Case Study. Lead and Mercury in the Mediterranean Developing Nations and the Global Ecosystem. Toxaphene: Usage, Aerial Transport and Deposition. Experimental Procedures for Environmental Hazard Assessment. An Overview of the Effectiveness of Canadian Chlor-Alkali Mercury Regulations. Research Needs in Support of the Assessment Process.

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