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Chemical contamination in the human environment

by Morton Lippmann

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollution.,
  • Environmental health.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMorton Lippmann, Richard B. Schlesinger.
    ContributionsSchlesinger, Richard B., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD174 .L56
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 456 p. :
    Number of Pages456
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4720386M
    ISBN 100195024419, 0195024427
    LC Control Number78007394

    @article{osti_, title = {Mercury contamination: a human tragedy}, author = {D'Itri, P A and D'Itri, F M}, abstractNote = {Historical aspects and present-day implications of the socio-economic factors involved in the mining and movement of Hg are discussed. Environmental contamination is surveyed, with detailed descriptions of international incidents of industrial . Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control is the fourth edition of a best-selling introductory level book dealing with chemical and radioactive pollution in its broadest sense. The scope of the book ranges from the sources of pollutants and their environmental behaviour, to their effects on human and non-human receptors, to the technologies and strategies available for fourth 5/5(2).

    The Environment and Health - Chemical contamination The continuing proliferation of chemicals, many of them toxic, suggests the dimensions of the problems relating to water pollution. One estimate by the EPA's Office of Toxic Substances indicated that more t chemicals are manufactured or processed commercially in the United States. Chemical contamination. Examples: vapor, gasses, moisture, molecules. Biological contamination. Examples: fungus, bacteria, virus. Cross contamination is possible when the unwanted matter is introduced or brought from one process to the next during manufacturing.

    health of other organisms in the environment (Moser and McLachlan ). As noted by Eckley (, 26), POPs are characterized by their persistence in the environment with a tendency to bioaccumulate in the food chain and their capac-ity for a long-range, trans-boundary dispersion, posing a great threat to human health and the environment. Human interaction with the environment remains one of the most pervasive facets of modern and other contaminants, in freshwater and coastal ecosystems 7 First book on pharmaceuticals in the environment to cover such a wide range of topics 7 All of the books' contributors are Sustainability in the Chemical Industry Features P. d. Voogt.


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This chapter examines the chemical reactions in the environment. Five categories of chemical reactions take place in the environment or in systems that ultimately lead to contamination: (1) synthesis or combination, (2) decomposition, (3) single replacement, (4) double replacement, and (5) complete or efficient combustion.

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Schlesinger. The environment and its compartments have been severely polluted by heavy metals. This has compromised the ability of the environment to foster life and render its intrinsic values.

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volumes dealing with different subject matter such as analysis, chemical tech-nology and toxicology, and readers are encouraged to offer suggestions and advice as to future editions of “The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry”. Most chapters in the Handbook are written to a fairly advanced level and.

Contamination. A contaminant is a substance present in nature at a level higher than fixed levels or that would not otherwise be there. This may be due to human activity and bioactivity. The term contaminant is often used interchangeably with pollutant, which is a substance that has a detrimental impact on the surrounding environment.

Whilst a contaminant is sometimes. It covers human health risks and established cases of human ailments and sheds light on prospective control measures, both biological and physico-chemical. Arsenic (As) is a widely distributed element in the environment having no known useful physiological function in.

Jenkins has written “a Silent Spring for the human body” — Richard Preston, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Hot Zone. In the past few years, scientists have become increasingly worried about the growing presence of synthetic chemicals in our bodies, and in our environment — and the connection these chemicals may have to cancer, hormonal imbalances, and many.

It covers human health risks and established cases of human ailments and sheds light on prospective control measures, both biological and physico-chemical.

Arsenic (As) is a widely distributed element in the environment having no known useful physiological function in plants or animals. Historically, this metalloid has been known to be used.

Air, water, soil, and food are vital constituents of the human environment. While these sources directly affect the quality of human life, the risk of contamination with various pollutants in this industrialized new era is unfortunately inevitable [].As the main source of nutrients, food itself contains chemical and natural compounds with hazardous : Ayhan Filazi, Begum Yurdakok-Dikmen, Ozgur Kuzukiran, UfukTansel Sireli.

"Phthalate Syndrome": Phthalate contamination of groundwater and wells from phthalates: in a compelling article in the New York Times in July Nicholas D. Kristof reported on the possible hazards of phthalates, chemicals that can leach into their contents and thence into the environment from some plastic food or water containers, or even toys.

The phrase 'chemical contamination' is used to indicate situations where chemicals are either present where they shouldn’t be, or are at higher concentrations than they would naturally have occurred. Chemical contaminants can be found as organic and inorganic molecules in mass produced products used day to day by almost everybody.

When we think about chemical contamination of water, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing all of it is human-made. This is not true. Sometimes, a water system will have naturally occurring. Due to reports on contamination of the environment and toxic effects on biota, considerable efforts have been made to design new chemicals, improve pesticide formulations, application devices, and chemical delivery mechanisms such as the use of degradable nanoparticles as a vehicle to pesticides in an attempt to reduce exposure of biota and Cited by: The health effects of nuclear explosions are due primarily to air blast, thermal radiation, initial nuclear radiation, and residual nuclear radiation or fallout.

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Introduction to Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment: Ecological and Human Health Considerations R. U. Halden Chapter 1, DOI: /bkch Publication Date (Web): November 2,