Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales: Atmospheric Processes and Human Exposures Around the World / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment, and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Increasing mercury usage and the lack of emission control policy, especially in fast developing countries, represent a complex environmental and political issue that can only benefit from more accurate measurement.
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"Mercury pollution occurs worldwide … . Knowledge of the … effects of mercury has rapidly increased over the past decade … . This comprehensive book … reflects this new knowledge regarding mercury in the environment. … each of the 29 chapters is well structured with many helpful tables, figures, and references. … the material is detailed, well presented, and often engaging. … This book will be valuable to students, scientists … interested in environmental science and health problems. Summing Up: Highly recommended." (S. A. Batterman, CHOICE, March, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387244938
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Where we stand on mercury pollution and its health effects on regional and global scales 1
Ch. 2 Global mercury production, use and trade 25
Ch. 3 Mercury emissions from anthropogenic sources : estimates and measurements for Europe 51
Ch. 4 Legislation and policy concerning mercury in the European Union 65
Ch. 5 The DG research perspective-research on Hg supported by the European Commission 81
Ch. 6 Perspective on mercury : progress through cooperation 91
Ch. 7 The monitoring and modelling of Hg species in support of local, regional and global modelling 123
Ch. 8 Determination of mercury and its compounds in water, sediment, soil and biological samples 153
Ch. 9 Environmental chamber studies of mercury reactions in the atmosphere 193
Ch. 10 Air-sea exchange and marine boundary layer atmospheric transformations of Hg and their importance in the global mercury cycle 213
Ch. 11 Terrestrial Hg fluxes : is the next exchange up, down, or neither? 241
Ch. 12 Chemical transformation of gaseous elemental Hg in the atmosphere 261
Ch. 13 Modelling chemical and physical processes of Hg compounds in the marine boundary layer 295
Ch. 14 Modelling transport and transformation of Hg and its compounds in continental air masses 319
Ch. 15 Exposure to mercury in the Americas 345
Ch. 16 Exposure to Hg in the general population of Europe and the Arctic 385
Ch. 17 Methylmercury exposure in general populations of Japan, Asia and Oceania 405
Ch. 18 Mercury pollution from artisanal gold mining in Block B, El Callao, Bolivar State, Venezuela
Ch. 19 An ecosystem approach to describe the mercury issue in Canada : from mercury sources to human health
Ch. 20 The GEF/UNDP/UNIDO global mercury project - environmental and health results from a small-scale gold mining site in Tanzania
Ch. 21 Development of programs to monitor methyl-mercury exposure and issue fish consumption advisories 491
Ch. 22 Health effects and risk assessment 511
Ch. 23 Dynamic processes of atmospheric Hg in the Mediterranean region 541
Ch. 24 Spatial and temporal variability of atmospheric Hg in North-Western and Central Europe - observations on different time scale 581
Ch. 25 Atmospheric Hg : a decade of observations in the Great Lakes 611
Ch. 26 Recent trends in Hg emissions, deposition, and biota in the Florida everglades : a monitoring and modelling analysis 637
Ch. 27 Mercury pollution in China - an overview 657
Ch. 28 Mercury pollution in the Arctic and Antarctic regions 679
Ch. 29 EMEP regional/hemispheric mercury modelling : achievements and problems 707
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