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Anthropogenic Compounds

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Editors: Fiedler, Heidelore (Ed.)

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Since the mid 1990s, legal action to eliminate persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has started resulting in a global Convention on POPs, the Stockholm Convention, and a regional Protocol under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (UN-ECE LRTAP Convention). POPs are characterized by long half-lives, persistence in the environment, they undergo long-range transport, accumulate in the environment and in biota, and they are toxic. The combination of these characteristics makes them a threat at the global level. This book makes the reader familiar with the goals of these two conventions, lays out characteristics of these compounds, presents results from case studies and addresses inventories, levels in humans and the environment as well as technologies to destroy them.

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"This book makes the reader familiar with the goals of the international conventions and addresses inventories, levels in humans and the environment as well as technologies to destroy them. The book’s attempt to cover this issue from many different countries at different stages of development and with differing policies regarding environmental issues makes it important reading for policymakers and manufacturers. … the technical articles will be useful to scientists. Recommended for … university and special libraries." (E-Streams, Vol. 6 (10), October, 2003)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants: The 1998 Agreement for the UNECE Region

    Bull, Keith

    Pages 1-11

  • The Development of a Global Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    Buccini, John

    Pages 13-30

  • Criteria for Additional POPs

    Wahlström, Bo A.

    Pages 31-45

  • Chlorinated Pesticides: Aldrin, DDT, Endrin, Dieldrin, Mirex

    Zitko, Vladimir

    Pages 47-90

  • Hexachlorobenzene

    Zitko, Vladimir

    Pages 91-122

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Editors
  • Heidelore Fiedler
Series Title
Anthropogenic Compounds
Series Volume
3 / 3O
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-47932-1
DOI
10.1007/10751132
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43728-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07837-8
Series ISSN
1433-6847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 445
Topics