Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Introduction / Jane A. Plant, Nikolaos Voulvoulis and K. Vala Ragnarsdottir.
The scientific appraisal of hazardous substances in the environment / Olwenn V. Martin and Jane A. Plant.
Regulatory systems and guidelines for the management of risk / Dieudonné-Guy Ohandja, Sally Donovan, Pamela Castle, Nikolaos Voulvoulis and Jane A. Plant.
Essential and beneficial trace elements / Xiyu Phoon, E. Louise Ander and Jane A. Plant.
Toxic trace elements / Jilang Pan, Ho-Sik Chon, Mark R. Cave, Christopher J. Oates and Jane A. Plant.
Radioactivity and radioelements / Jane A. Plant, Barry Smith, Xiyu Phoon and K. Vala Ragnarsdottir.
Industrial chemicals / Danelle Dhaniram, Alexandra Collins, Khareen Singh and Nikolaos Voulvoulis.
Agricultural pesticides and chemical fertilisers / Rebecca McKinlay, Jason Dassyne, Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz, Jane A. Plant and Nikolaos Voulvoulis.
Pharmaceuticals and personal-care products / James Treadgold, Qin-Tao Liu, Jane A. Plant and Nikolaos Voulvoulis.
Naturally occurring oestrogens / Olwenn V. Martin and Richard M. Evans.
Airborne particles / Edward Derbyshire, Claire J. Horwell, Timothy P. Jones and Teresa D. Tetley.
Engineered nanomaterials / Superb K. Misra, Teresa D. Tetley, Andrew Thorley, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Eugenia Valsami-Jones.
Conclusions: pollutants, risk and society / Richard Owen, Jane A. Plant, K. Vala Ragnarsdottir and Nikolaos Voulvoulis.
Index. Pollutants, Human Health andthe Environment is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of environmental pollutants that are of current concern to human health. Clearly structured throughout, the main body of the book is divided by pollutant type with a chapter devoted to each group of pollutants. Each chapter follows a similar format to facilitate comparison and discussion. For each pollutant, the authors describe the sources, pathways, environmental fate and sinks as well as known toxicological effects. Importantly, the second chapter on heavy metals and other inorganic substances deals with trace element deficiencies which can have serious problems for human health. Some rocks and soils are naturally low in some trace elements and intensive agriculture over the past half century has effectively mined many trace elements reducing their levels in soils and crops. The final chapter is a discussion about the various risk assessment frameworks and regulations covering the main pollutants.
Pollutants, Human Health andthe Environment is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of environmental pollutants that are of current concern to human health. Clearly structured throughout, the main body of the book is divided by pollutant type with a chapter devoted to each group of pollutants. Each chapter follows a similar format to facilitate comparison and discussion. For each pollutant, the authors describe the sources, pathways, environmental fate and sinks as well as known toxicological effects. Importantly, the second chapter on heavy metals and other inorganic substances deals with trace element deficiencies which can have serious problems for human health. Some rocks and soils are naturally low in some trace elements and intensive agriculture over the past half century has effectively mined many trace elements reducing their levels in soils and crops. The final chapter is a discussion about the various risk assessment frameworks and regulations covering the main pollutants.
Plant, Jane A;Ragnarsdottir, Kristin Vala;Voulvoulis, Nikolaos
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Wiley-Blackwell
2012
9781119950110
9780470742617
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