Environmental Risk Assessment: Quantitative Measures, Anthropogenic Influences, Human Impact / Edition 1

Environmental Risk Assessment: Quantitative Measures, Anthropogenic Influences, Human Impact / Edition 1

by Ian Lerche, Walter Glaesser
     
 

This book deals with environmental and human risk problems caused by contamination from the perspective of real world applications with quantitative procedures. It includes risk methods for the discussion of environmental problems where data are sparse or fuzzy, as well as incorporating political, social and economic considerations in determining directions of… See more details below

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This book deals with environmental and human risk problems caused by contamination from the perspective of real world applications with quantitative procedures. It includes risk methods for the discussion of environmental problems where data are sparse or fuzzy, as well as incorporating political, social and economic considerations in determining directions of remediation solutions for environmental contaminant problems. Furthermore, it highlights the impact of contaminants on human health, in some cases ultimately leading to death, as well as the anthropogenic exacerbation of natural processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540262497
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Natural and anthropogenic environmental problems1
Ch. 2Restoration of lignite mining sites in the former GDR : lessons to be learnt from Zwenkau21
Ch. 3Carbon dioxide development and the influence of rising groundwater in the Cospuden/Zwenkau dump : observations and inferences33
Ch. 4Carbon dioxide development and the influence of rising groundwater in the Cospuden/Zwenkau dump : quantitative models49
Ch. 5Environmental and economic risks from sinkholes in West-Central Florida67
Ch. 6Risks of damage from flooding rivers : correlation of weakened dyke structures81
Ch. 7Biological remediation of environmentally contaminated water97
Ch. 8Heavy metal contamination removal by bacterial activity in seeping depositories129
Ch. 9Quantitative risks of death and sickness from toxic contamination : general population151
Ch. 10Quantitative risks of death and sickness from toxic contamination : age-dependent toxic sickness/death exposure limits211
Ch. 11Methods for estimating associated risks of sinkhole occurrence with data from the Ruhr Valley region of Germany233
Ch. 12Environmental concerns : catastrophic events and insurance253
Ch. 13Integrated scientific and economic uncertainties in environmental hazard assessments : social and political consequences277

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