Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia: Sources, Distributions, Transport and Fate

Hardcover | November 5, 2007

byAn LiEditorShinsuke Tanabe, Guibin Jiang

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Large amounts of data obtained through environmental monitoring of persistent organic pollutants POPs in 10 Asian countries and Australia have been compiled and explored using principles of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment. This book also includes descriptions and discussions of current governmental policies, monitoring and surveillance programs, history of manufacturing and applications, emission sources, impacts on human health, and cross-boundary transport of POPs in these countries. * Compiles up-to-date sources, distributions, transport, and fates of highly concerned persistent organic pollutants POPs * Presents exploratory examinations of the data guided by the principles of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment * Includes important context and insight regarding government policies, monitoring and surveillance programs, history of manufacturing and applications, emission sources, impact on human health, and cross-boundary transport of POPs

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Large amounts of data obtained through environmental monitoring of persistent organic pollutants POPs in 10 Asian countries and Australia have been compiled and explored using principles of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment. This book also includes descriptions and discussions of current governmental policies, mo...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:842 pagesPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080451322

ISBN - 13:9780080451329

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Part I: East Asia - Japan, China and Korea
1. Status of Persistent organic pollutants in Japan (Y. Shibata, S. Tanabe). 2. Persistent organic pollutants in Korea (S.K. Kim, J.S. Khim, et al.). 3. Polychloranited Dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), Dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and Biphenyls (PCBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in China (Q. Zhang, Y. Wang, A. Li, G. Jiang). 4. Organic pesticides in China (T. Zhu, J. Hu). 5. Pollution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in China (S. Gao, A. Zhang, X. Wang, L. Wang). 6. Persistent organic pollutants in the Pearl River Delta, South China (G. Zhang, X. Li). 7. Persistent organic pollutants in Hong Kong (S. Ma, R. Yang). Part II. Southeast Asia - from India to Vietnam. 8. Persistent toxic substances (PTS) in China (A. Subramanian, S. Tanabe). 9. Organochlorine and organotin compounds in Thailand (S. Kan-Atireklap, S. Tanabe). 10. Persistent organic pollutants in Vietnam: Levels, patterns and toxicological impacts (T. B. Minh, H. Iwata, P. H. Viet, S. Tanabe). Part III The Pacific Countries. 11. Persistent organic pollutants in the Philippines Coastal and Urban areas (M. S. Prudente, S. Tanabe, H. Takada). 12. Persistent toxic substances (PTS) in the environment of Indonesia (A. Sudaryanto, S. Tanabe). 13. Persistent organic pollutants in Malaysia (S. Ibrahim). 14. Persistent organic pollutants in Singapore's Marine environment (J.P. Obbard, O. Wurl, S. Bayen). 15. Persistent organic pollutants in human adipose tissue: A case study from Singapore (J. P. Obbard, Q.Q. Li, et al.). 16. Persistent organic pollutants in Australia and New Zealand (D. Connell). Part IV Regional perspective. 17. Contamination by persistent toxic substances (PTS) in the Asia-Pacific Region (S.Tanabe).