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

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

by Nicola Pirrone
     
 

ISBN-10: 038724493X

ISBN-13: 9780387244938

Pub. Date: 07/22/2005

Publisher: Springer US

This book provides a detailed overview of our current understanding of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Mercury pollution in different regions of the world is a growing concern from environmental and epidemiological point of view. The increasing trends of

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This book provides a detailed overview of our current understanding of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Mercury pollution in different regions of the world is a growing concern from environmental and epidemiological point of view. The increasing trends of energy production from fossil fuel combustion, mercury usage in a large variety of goods and products and the lack of emission control policy, especially in fast developing countries, represent a major environmental and political issue. In the last three years the European Commission, the United Nations, major international and national environmental agencies and governments have posed a significant attention on this growing issues primarily due to the lack of a concerted international effort in controlling and reducing the input of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and sensitive ecosystems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387244938
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Where we stand on mercury pollution and its health effects on regional and global scales1
Ch. 2Global mercury production, use and trade25
Ch. 3Mercury emissions from anthropogenic sources : estimates and measurements for Europe51
Ch. 4Legislation and policy concerning mercury in the European Union65
Ch. 5The DG research perspective-research on Hg supported by the European Commission81
Ch. 6Perspective on mercury : progress through cooperation91
Ch. 7The monitoring and modelling of Hg species in support of local, regional and global modelling123
Ch. 8Determination of mercury and its compounds in water, sediment, soil and biological samples153
Ch. 9Environmental chamber studies of mercury reactions in the atmosphere193
Ch. 10Air-sea exchange and marine boundary layer atmospheric transformations of Hg and their importance in the global mercury cycle213
Ch. 11Terrestrial Hg fluxes : is the next exchange up, down, or neither?241
Ch. 12Chemical transformation of gaseous elemental Hg in the atmosphere261
Ch. 13Modelling chemical and physical processes of Hg compounds in the marine boundary layer295
Ch. 14Modelling transport and transformation of Hg and its compounds in continental air masses319
Ch. 15Exposure to mercury in the Americas345
Ch. 16Exposure to Hg in the general population of Europe and the Arctic385
Ch. 17Methylmercury exposure in general populations of Japan, Asia and Oceania405
Ch. 18Mercury pollution from artisanal gold mining in Block B, El Callao, Bolivar State, Venezuela
Ch. 19An ecosystem approach to describe the mercury issue in Canada : from mercury sources to human health
Ch. 20The GEF/UNDP/UNIDO global mercury project - environmental and health results from a small-scale gold mining site in Tanzania
Ch. 21Development of programs to monitor methyl-mercury exposure and issue fish consumption advisories491
Ch. 22Health effects and risk assessment511
Ch. 23Dynamic processes of atmospheric Hg in the Mediterranean region541
Ch. 24Spatial and temporal variability of atmospheric Hg in North-Western and Central Europe - observations on different time scale581
Ch. 25Atmospheric Hg : a decade of observations in the Great Lakes611
Ch. 26Recent trends in Hg emissions, deposition, and biota in the Florida everglades : a monitoring and modelling analysis637
Ch. 27Mercury pollution in China - an overview657
Ch. 28Mercury pollution in the Arctic and Antarctic regions679
Ch. 29EMEP regional/hemispheric mercury modelling : achievements and problems707

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