Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology: Volume 7:: High-Hazard Pollutants

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This volume focuses on the effects of various toxic agents on human health. It covers advances in research, testing, remediation, and removal methods.

This volume focuses on the effects of various toxic agents on human health. It covers advances in research, testing, remediation, and removal methods.

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The authors are overwhelmingly well-known in their respective fields and speak with the voice of experience. These volumes are recommended as a library reference. (Environment International)
Covers advances in research, testing, remediation, and removal methods for hazardous pollutants. Several chapters address specific health risks in industrial and occupational settings, such as organophosphate poisoning, wood dust exposure, lead in the work environment, and the link between cancer and aromatic amines. Workplace environmental hazards such as heat and noise are also given substantial attention in several chapters. Medical research and associated studies are quoted in detail, explaining the dangers of these substances. Recent federal, state, and local regulations are cited and reviewed in terms of their impact on how environmental hazards are mitigated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Contributors to this Volume
1 Providing Environmental Information to Risk Takers 1
2 Minimization of Hazardous Waste: Policy and Practices in the United States 9
3 Bladder Cancer of Workers Exposed to Aromatic Amines 41
4 Physiological Factors Affecting the Behavior of Organic Solvent Vapors in Humans 53
5 Organophosphate Poisoning 87
6 High-Level Radioactive Waste Management 99
7 Reproductive Hazards for Women in Industry 171
8 Occupational Reproductive Risks 195
9 Cardiovascular Diseases and the Work Environment 217
10 Deck Crew and Exposure to Chemicals on Norwegian Tankers 245
11 Health Risks Due to Wood Dust Exposure 257
12 Effects of Lead in Lead Exposed Workers 279
13 Lead in Drinking Water 289
14 Lead Remediation 305
15 Epidemiological Studies of Cancer in Arsenic Poisoning Patients 343
16 Asbestos Exposure and Cigarette Smoking in Relation to Cancer of the Lung and Pleura 359
17 Biological Monitoring for Occupational Exposure to Toluene 377
18 Risk of Particulate Exposure in Copper Mines 389
19 Survival of Bacteria in Soil and Natural Water 405
20 Human Exposure to Infrasound 431
21 Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Noise Exposure 455
22 Heat and Noise Problems - Case Study 485
23 Engineering Controls for Noise 503
24 Biological Degradation of Hazardous Wastes 519
25 Fungicides and Photochemistry 561
26 Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants 593
27 Environmental Data Sources 617
Index 653
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