Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Human Health Issues: Fourth International Conference, August 4-8 1996,Hamburg, Germany / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This book comprises papers which were initially presented as part of the Human Health Effects of Methylmercury section at the Fourth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant held in Hamburg, Germany, August 4-8, 1996. The international concern for the human health effects of methylmercury, especially potential effects on the fetus, continues and is the basis for a number of the papers presented in this book. The papers cover a wide range of topics, e.g. populations potentially at risk, such as native peoples in Canada, Amazonia and the Seychelles; industrial exposure in Amazonia and Eastern Europe; the indirect social and cultural impacts of mercury on native peoples in Canada, which is a growing area of concern, and the difficult topics of risk assessment and risk management, especially with reference to native peoples. It is expected that this book will contribute to the ongoing international discussion of these important issues.
|Edition description:||Reprinted from WATER, AIR, & SOIL POLLUTION, 97:1-2, 1997|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.36(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface. Part I: Fish Consumption and Methylmercury Exposure in the Amazon. Mercury Contamination in Hair of Riverine Populations of Apiacás Reserve in the Brazilian Amazon; A.C. Barbosa, et al. Fish Contamination and Human Exposure to Mercury in Tartarugaizinho River, Amapa State, Northern Amazon, Brazil. A Screening Approach; E.D. Bidone, et al. Methylmercury in Hair Samples from Different Riverine Groups, Amazon, Brazil; H.A. Kehrig, et al. Fish Diet and Mercury Exposure in Riparian Amazonian Populations; J. Lebel, et al. Follow-Up of Mercury Levels in Fish, Human Hair and Urine in the Madeira and Tapajós Basins, Amazon, Brazil; O. Malm, et al. Part II: Child Development and Long Term Exposure. The Seychelles Child Development Study: Results and New Directions through Twenty-Nine Months; G.J. Myers, et al. Exposure Patterns and Long Term Sequelae on Adults and Children in Two Canadian Indigenous Communities Exposed to Methylmercury; B. Wheatley, et al. Part III: Policy and Program Considerations. Mercury in Northern Québec: Role of the Mercury Agreement and Status of Research and Monitoring; G. Chevalier, et al. Social and Cultural Impacts of Mercury Pollution on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada; M.A. Wheatley. Part IV: Modelling, Risk Assessment and Exposure Estimates. Risk Assessment of Mercury in Alta Floresta, Amazon Basin, Brazil; S. Hacon, et al. Estimating Risks from Exposure to Methylmercury: Application to First Nations People in Canada; S. Hoover, et al. Estimating Exposure to Methylmercury: Effects of Uncertainties; F.W. Lipfert. Mercury Contamination through Fish Consumption: A Model for Predicting and Preventing Hazardous Behaviour on a Community Level; S. Paradis, et al. Probabilistic Assessment of Regional Mercury Exposure; C. Seigneur, et al. Part V: Occupational Exposure. The Health Safety Programme for Workers Exposed to Elemental Mercury at the Mercury Mine in Idrija; A. Kobal, T. Dizdarevič. Exposure to Metallic Mercury in Workers in a Tropical Chloralkali Plant Evaluated through Urine Analysis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; O. Malm, et al. Mercury Values in Urine from Inhabitants of St. Petersburg; S.E. Pogarev, et al.