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

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Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales: Atmospheric Processes and Human Exposures Around the World 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.
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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: 9781441937483
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 1.51 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

International and Regional Perspectives.- Global Mercury Production, Use and Trade.- Mercury Emissions from Anthropogenic Sources: Estimates and Measurements for Europe.- Legislation and Policy Concerning Mercury in the European Union.- The DG Research Perspective-Research on Hg Supported by the European Commission.- Perspective on Mercury: Progress Through Cooperation.- Where We Stand on Mercury Pollution and its Health Effects on Regional and Global Scales.- Monitoring and Analytical Methods.- The Monitoring and Modelling of Hg Species in Support of Local, Regional and Global Modelling.- Determination of Mercury and its Compounds in Water, Sediment, Soil and Biological Samples.- Chemical and Physical Processes.- Environmental Chamber Studies of Mercury Reactions in the Atmosphere.- Air-sea Exchange and Marine Boundary Layer Atmospheric Transformation of Hg and their Importance in the Global Mercury Cycle.- Terrestial Hg Fluxes: Is the Next Exchange Up, Down, or Neither?.- Chemical Transformation of Gaseous Elemental Hg in the Atmosphere.- Modelling Chemical and Physical Processes of Hg Compounds in the Marine Boundary Layer.- Modelling Transport and Transformation of Hg and its Compounds in Continental Air Masses.- Human Exposure.- Exposure to Mercury in the Americas.- Exposure to Hg in the General Population of Europe and the Arctic.- Methylmercury Exposure in General Populations of Japan, Asia and Oceania.- Mercury Pollution from Artisanal Gold Mining in Block B, El Callao, Bolivar State, Venezuela.- An Ecosystem Approach to Describe the Mercury Issue in Canada: From Mercury Sources to Human Health.- The GEF/UNDP/UNIDO Global Mercury Project — Environmental and Health Results from a Small-Scale Gold Mining Site in Tanzania.- Development of Programs to Monitor Methyl-Mercury Exposure and Issue Fish Consumption Advisories.- Health Effects and Risk Assessment.- Regional Case Studies.- Dynamic Processes of Atmospheric Hg in the Mediterranean Region.- Spatial and Temporal Variability of Atmospheric Hg in North-Western and Central Europe-Observations on Different Time Scale.- Atmospheric Hg: A Decade of Observations in the Great Lakes.- Recent Trends in Hg Emissions, Deposition, and Biota in the Florida Everglades: A Monitoring and Modelling Analysis.- Mercury Pollution in China — An Overview.- Mercury Pollution in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions.- EMEP Regiona/Hemispheric Mercury Modelling: Achievements and Problems.

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