Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia
Sources, Distributions, Transport and Fate
- An Li, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
- Shinsuke Tanabe, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan
- Guibin Jiang, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
- John Giesy, University of Saskatachewan, Canada
- Paul Lam, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon
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.
Environmental researchers, government decisions makers, international organizations, environmental organizations, chemical industries seeking information on persistent organic pollutants on a global scale.