Environmental Protection and Risk Assessment of Organic Contaminants

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A dozen papers selected from presentations at the international Conference on Contaminants in Soil Environment, held in New Delhi in December 1999 explore a wide range of issues associated with assessing risks from organic contaminants and measures to protect human and environmental health from them. Government, academic, and agricultural scientists from Australia, India, and New Zealand cover the environment and human health risks, environmental fate and off-site migration, and management and remediation. ...
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Overview

A dozen papers selected from presentations at the international Conference on Contaminants in Soil Environment, held in New Delhi in December 1999 explore a wide range of issues associated with assessing risks from organic contaminants and measures to protect human and environmental health from them. Government, academic, and agricultural scientists from Australia, India, and New Zealand cover the environment and human health risks, environmental fate and off-site migration, and management and remediation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578081936
  • Publisher: Science Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 250

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Pt. I Environment and Human Health Risks
1 Organic Contaminants in Soil Environment - Environmental Fate, Impacts and Remediation 3
2 PAHs in the Soil Environment and their Bioavailability 27
3 Risk Assessment Methods and Approaches with Particular Reference to Organic Compounds at Gasworks Sites 45
4 Terrestrial Ecotoxicity Tests Using Soil Fauna and Flora 57
5 Environmental Concentration of Pesticides in Cotton Production Systems: Risk Assessment by Fugacity Modelling 79
Pt. II Environmental Fate and Off-Site Migration
6 Extrapolation of Pesticide Sorption Data between Agroclimatic Regions 97
7 Wetland Rice Ecosystem: A Favourable Environment for Pesticide Biodegradation 125
8 Transport of Sediments and Pesticides in Surface Water 147
9 Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment for Pesticides at the Plot, Field and Regional Scale 173
Pt. III Management and Remediation
10 Problems and Issues Relating to Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment - The Malaysian Experience 193
11 Minimising Environmental Contamination by Selecting Appropriate Herbicide Dose 209
12 Bioremediation of PAH-Contaminated Soil: Factors Limiting and Strategies for Improving the Degradation of Benzo[a]pyrene 225
Index 243
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