Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia


  • Author : An Li
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 842
  • ISBN 10 : 0080551130

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Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book Description :

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

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia


  • Author : United Nations Publications
  • Publisher : UN
  • Release Date : 2016-01-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9280845578

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Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book Description :

In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the UN University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996 to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project's activities and reports the present status of the project.

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia


  • Author : United Nations University
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2016-01-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9789280845587

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Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book Description :

A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the United Nations University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996, “Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in the East Asian Region”, to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project’s activities for 15 years, and reports the present status of the project, touching on the future development of the project by analysing challenges ahead of the project.

Partnership on Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management for Agricultural Production in Central Asian Countries  financed by the Government of the People s Republic of China  Book

Partnership on Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management for Agricultural Production in Central Asian Countries financed by the Government of the People s Republic of China


  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Economic assistance
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069139494

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Persistent Organic Pollutants Book

Persistent Organic Pollutants


  • Author : Stuart Harrad
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0470684135

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Persistent Organic Pollutants Book Description :

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic, resistant to degradation, bioaccumulative, and display wide spatial distribution. They accumulate in humans and wildlife, and have been linked to cancer, as well as reproductive and immunological disorders. In 2001 a global treaty on POPs was agreed, to minimise and ultimately eliminate the release of POPs into the environment. The Stockholm Convention lists 12 groups of chemicals, and as of late 2008, a further 12 chemicals are under consideration for inclusion. This book addresses all of these chemicals, but focuses particularly on currently listed POPs that are still of major concern (e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls - PCBs), as well as new and emerging POPs that have been the subject of an explosion of scientific interest in the last decade, i.e. brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). Other chapters address the challenges posed by the presence of POPs in the developing world; how the properties of chiral POPs can provide unique insights into their environmental sources, fate and behaviour; and issues arising from the presence of POPs in urban and indoor environments. Persistent Organic Pollutants provides a much-anticipated reference source for a wide audience including academics, industrial scientists and regulators.

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals Book

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals


  • Author : Bommanna G. Loganathan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439838310

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Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals Book Description :

Environmental pollution by man-made persistent organic chemicals (POCs) has been a serious global issue for over half a century. POCs are prevalent in air, water, soil, and organisms including wildlife and humans throughout the world. They do not degrade and cause long-term effect in organisms. Exposure to certain POCs may result in serious environmental and health effects including birth defects, diminished intelligence and certain types of cancers. Therefore, POCs have been the subject of an intensive regional, national and international effort to limit their production, use, and disposal of these chemical stocks. Trend monitoring studies are essential to make clear the behavior and fate of these compounds and to protect our environment and living resources. Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals provides comprehensive coverage of spatial and temporal trends of classical and emerging contaminants in aquatic, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems, including the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems. Compiled by an international group of experts, this volume covers: Spatial and temporal trends of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PCDD/DFs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), synthetic musks, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and octyl- and nonylphenols Environmental and biological matrices used for the trend studies were atmosphere, water, soil, sediment, bivalve mollusks, fish, marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, and human breast milk Spatial and temporal trend studies presented from Australia, Brazil, China, Estonia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United States, coastal and open ocean environments, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions POCs have been the subject of an intensive regional, national, and international effort to limit

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia Book

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia


  • Author : Simon Marsden
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782547129

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Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia Book Description :

A comprehensive overview of treaty implementation and compliance concerning transboundary environmental governance in Asia is provided in this timely book. Recent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) membership by Asian states in the C

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals Book

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals


  • Author : Bommanna G. Loganathan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439838310

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Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals Book Description :

Environmental pollution by man-made persistent organic chemicals (POCs) has been a serious global issue for over half a century. POCs are prevalent in air, water, soil, and organisms including wildlife and humans throughout the world. They do not degrade and cause long-term effect in organisms. Exposure to certain POCs may result in serious environmental and health effects including birth defects, diminished intelligence and certain types of cancers. Therefore, POCs have been the subject of an intensive regional, national and international effort to limit their production, use, and disposal of these chemical stocks. Trend monitoring studies are essential to make clear the behavior and fate of these compounds and to protect our environment and living resources. Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals provides comprehensive coverage of spatial and temporal trends of classical and emerging contaminants in aquatic, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems, including the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems. Compiled by an international group of experts, this volume covers: Spatial and temporal trends of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PCDD/DFs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), synthetic musks, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and octyl- and nonylphenols Environmental and biological matrices used for the trend studies were atmosphere, water, soil, sediment, bivalve mollusks, fish, marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, and human breast milk Spatial and temporal trend studies presented from Australia, Brazil, China, Estonia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United States, coastal and open ocean environments, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions POCs have been the subject of an intensive regional, national, and international effort to limit

Environmental Chemistry  Asian Lessons Book

Environmental Chemistry Asian Lessons


  • Author : V.N. Bashkin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2003-04-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402010040

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Environmental Chemistry Asian Lessons Book Description :

At present environmental chemistry is becoming an increasingly popular subject in both under graduate and graduated education in the whole World and especially in all Asian countries. Different courses in ecology, chemistry, environmental science, public health, geography, biology, and environmental engineering all include this subject in their curriculum. Many textbooks have appeared in recent years aiming to fulfill these requirements; however, most of these books operate mainly with examples from developed countries of Europe, USA and Canada. Taking into account the geographic boundaries of environmental pollution that is especially pronounced in Asia and the specific peculiarities of pollution in developing countries, this textbook is supposed to close the gap by providing regionally oriented knowledge in basic and applied environmental chemistry.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 193 Book

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 193


  • Author : George Ware
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-07-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0387731636

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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 193 Book Description :

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy, and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicologocial implications. It facilitates the task of accessing and interpreting cogent scientific data and will be of interest to researchers, resource managers, and policy administrators.

Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia Book

Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia


  • Author : Paul G. Harris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317685708

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Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia Book Description :

Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such as air and water pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, deforestation, depletion of natural resources and extinction of native species. This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural, social and policy contexts of environmental change across East Asia. The team of international experts critically examine a wide range of environmental problems related to energy, climate change, air, land, water, fisheries, forests and wildlife. The editors conclude that, with nearly half of the human population of the planet, and several rapidly growing economies, most notably China, Asian societies will determine much of the future of human impacts on the regional and global environments. As climate change-related threats to society increase, the book strongly argues for increased environmental consciousness and action in Asian societies. This handbook is a very valuable companion for students, scholars, policy makers and researchers working on environmental issues in Asia.

Unep 2010 Annual Report Book

Unep 2010 Annual Report


  • Author : United Nations Environment Programme
  • Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9280731491

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Unep 2010 Annual Report Book Description :

The 2010 Annual Report catalogues the beginning of a new, strategic and transformational direction for UNEP as it began implementing its Medium Term Strategy (MTS) for 2010-2013 across six areas: Climate change; Disasters and conflicts; Ecosystem management; Environmental governance; Harmful substances and hazardous waste; Resource efficiency, Sustainable consumption and production. 2010 was important for many reasons, a year of on-going financial instability set against an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters and shifting weather patterns. UNEP's broad response is catalogued in this 2010 Annual Report report - from global assessments to rapid mechanisms in Haiti in response to the January earthquake and advisory services to countries interested in transitioning to greener economies. This report attempts to set UNEP's work over the last year in context and show its future relevance in meeting the emerging challenges of the coming years. The core objective of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to serve as an authoritative advocate for the global environment, To help governments set the global environmental agenda, and to promote the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system.

The Post Soviet Decline of Central Asia Book

The Post Soviet Decline of Central Asia


  • Author : Eric W. Sievers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317793366

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The Post Soviet Decline of Central Asia Book Description :

Sievers draws on his experience of Central Asia to take on the task of explaining the remarkable economic declines of the post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the past decade, and the turn of these states towards despotism.

Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia  Function and Management Book

Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia Function and Management


  • Author : M. H. Wong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-08-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0080474837

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Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia Function and Management Book Description :

This book on wetlands ecosystems in Asia deals with function and management. It is the first volume in the Developments in Ecosystems series.

Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia Book

Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia


  • Author : Zhisheng An
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-03-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400778177

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Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia Book Description :

This book is the first of its kind on environmental change research devoted to monsoon-arid environment evolution history and its mechanism involved. Capturing the most prominent features of Asian climate and environmental changes, it gives a comprehensive review of the Asian Monsoon records providing evidence for spatial and temporal climatic and environmental changes across the Asian continent since the Late Cenozoic. The dynamics underlying these changes are explored based on various bio-geological records and in particular based on the evidence of loess, speleothems as well as on mammal fossils. The Asian monsoon-arid climate system which quantifies the controlling mechanisms of climate change and the way it operates in different time scales is described. Attempts to differentiate between natural change and human-induced effects, which will help guide policies and countermeasures designed to support sustainable development on the Chinese Loess Plateau and the arid west.

The State of Environment in Asia Book

The State of Environment in Asia


  • Author : Japan Environemntal Council (JEC)
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-06-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431274032

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The State of Environment in Asia Book Description :

This is the third volume in a respected series edited by the Japan Environmental Council. Part l covers the environmental impact of the military, trade, agriculture/food and the biodiversity of forests and rice paddies. Part 2 examines the problems unique to Northeast Asia, the Mekong region, and Inner Asia. In April 2005 this book was awarded the 6th Environment for Tomorrow Award by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

Environmental Impacts of Metallic Elements Book

Environmental Impacts of Metallic Elements


  • Author : Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9812872922

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Environmental Impacts of Metallic Elements Book Description :

This book presents a combined analysis of the geochemical, physio-chemical, biological and analytical techniques to provide a better understanding of the biogeochemical cycling of heavy metals in ex-mining areas. The findings presented in this book provide a basis for evaluation of the environmental impacts of mining activities, especially tin mining. The chapters provide a general picture of the land use, geography, concentration and chemical speciation of heavy metals in mining areas. The impacts of bioavailable metal species are supported by a detailed case study on Bestari Jaya. The book concludes with remediation methods along with classical and modern approaches, their limitations and economic feasibility.

Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Environment Book

Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Environment


  • Author : Bommanna G. Loganathan
  • Publisher : ACS Symposium
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0841231974

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Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Environment Book Description :

Environmental pollution by man-made Persistent Organic Chemicals (POCs) has been a serious global issue for over half a century. Exposure to POCs may result in health effects, including, endocrine disruption leading to birth defects, intellectual disability, low testosterone, childhood obesity, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Therefore, POCs have been the subject of intensive regional, national, and international efforts to limit the production, use, and disposal of these chemicals. Since POCs are ubiquitous and recalcitrant, and cause long-term effects on wildlife and humans, trend monitoring studies are valuable in making clear the behavior and fate of these compounds and to protect our environment and living resources. The Pacific Basin is a unique geographical region representing tropical, temperate and polar zones. This region is home to two-thirds of the world's population and consists of rapidly growing economies (countries) and highly developed countries. Due to this diversity of climatic and socio-economic conditions, environment and biota in different countries in this basin have varying degrees of environmental contamination and effects on wildlife and humans. The Pacific Rim countries play a pivotal role in governing global POC contamination and resulting harmful health effects. Because articles on POCs and their effect on environment and health are published in a large number of different journals, it is useful to have a book that includes original papers and reviews on the latest advances by well-known scientists in the field, especially focusing on the countries in the Pacific Rim. The two volumes of this book satisfy this need. Topics covered in Volume 1 include an overview of POCs contamination status and trends in the Pacific Basin Countries; human exposure to brominated flame retardants; POCs in sediments, soil and atmosphere of South Korea; and new research on sequestration and redistribution of emerging and classical

Water Quality in the Third Pole Book

Water Quality in the Third Pole


  • Author : Chhatra Mani Sharma
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128175248

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Water Quality in the Third Pole Book Description :

Water Quality in the Third Pole: The Roles of Climate Change and Human Activities offers in-depth coverage of water quality issues (natural and human-related), the monitoring of contaminants, and the remediation of water contamination. The book's chapters assess years of research on water quality and climate change in this fascinating and scientifically important region. Topics addressed include climate change impacts on water qualities of freshwater bodies, such as glaciers, lakes, rivers and precipitation. In addition, the book explains the growing concerns over water quality, such as mercury, trace elements, major ions, persistent organic pollutants and their circulation. As such, it is an essential reference for academics and policymakers interested in the water quality of natural bodies. Identifies key issues and problems, focusing on water quality in the Third Pole region under the changing scenarios of global climate change Provides updated information on water quality in a compiled form, mainly from climatically and lithologically distinct Himalayan regions Highlights the local and long-range transported inputs of pollutants in water bodies