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Toxic Contamination in Large Lakes, Volume III

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ISBN 9780873710916
Published January 1, 1988 by CRC Press
440 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 III: SOURCES, FATE AND CONTROLS OF TOXIC CONTAMINANTS. Waste: The Enigma of the '80s. Contributions of Urban Activities to Toxic Contamination of Large Lakes. Sources and Routes of Toxic Contamination from Manufacturing Operations. Contribution of Agricultural Pesticides to Worldwide Chemical Distribution. Disposal Activities as a Source of Contaminants to Large Lakes. Significance of Atmospheric Inputs of Toxic Materials to Large Lakes. Chemical Properties Needed to Predict Exposure Potential. Wealth Generator or Environment Protector: The Approach of a Chemical Company to Process and Product Development Under Increasing Environmental Pressures. Toxicology Testing as a Control Strategy. Integrated Waste Management: An Industrial Perspective. Treatment of Toxic Substances from Municipal and Industrial Sources. Management of Residues from Centralized Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities. Risk Assessment/Risk Management as a Toxic Control Strategy. Trace Inorganics in Large Lakes: Significance of Chemical Speciation. Transfer of Toxic Substances at the Air-Water Interface: Introduction and Examples from the North Sea. Transfer of Toxic Substances at the Air-Water Interface: The Great Lakes. PCBs on the Globe: Possible Trend of Future Levels in the Open Ocean Environment. A Case Study on the Fate of Toxic Substances: Lake Baikal, Russia. Chemical Limnology of PCBs in Lake Superior-A Case Study. A Case Study of the Fate of Heavy Metals: Lake Maggiore, Italy. Contaminants in Lake Ontario-A Case Study. Lake-Wide Impacts of Long-Term Sources of Xenobiotic Contaminants: Lake Managua (Nicaragua) and Lake Michigan (United States). A Management and Legislative Perspective.

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