Metals, Metalloids and Radionuclides in the Baltic Sea Ecosystem, Volume 5

1st Edition

Authors: P. Szefer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444503527
eBook ISBN: 9780080536330
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 30th January 2002
Page Count: 766
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Air and water as a medium for chemical elements. 3. Biota as a medium for chemical elements. 4. Deposits as a medium for chemical elements. 5. Bioavailability and biomagnification of chemical elements and radionuclides. 6. Sources of chemical elements. 7. Monitors of Baltic Sea pollution. 8. Estimate of health risk. 9. Global input of chemical elements and pollution status of the Baltic Sea. Author index. Special index. Subject index.

Description

This book presents in detail the state of knowledge of the distribution, bioavailability, biomagnification, discrimination, fate and sources of chemical pollutants (metals, metalloids, radionuclides and nutrients) in all compartments (atmosphere, water, deposits, biota) of the Baltic environment. Particular components of the Baltic ecosystem are considered as potential monitors of pollutants. Budgets of chemical elements and the ecological status of the Baltic Sea in the past, present and future are presented. Estimates of health risks to man in respect to some toxic metals and radionuclides in fish and seafood are briefly discussed. The content of the book makes possible the identification of gaps in our environmental knowledge of the Baltic Sea, with certain sections establishing possible priorities, key areas or strategies for future research.

Readership

The book is mainly directed to marine chemists, geochemists, environmentalists, biologists, ecologists, ecotoxicologists, educators in marine sciences as well as to students of oceanography.


Details

No. of pages:
766
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080536330
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444503527

Reviews

@qu:...This remarkable volume has partly synthesised the wide-ranging research done and will be a valuable addition to the literature. @source:International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry @from:A. Kabata-Pendias @qu:...Professionals and students in aquatic environmental and life sciences will find this book a valuable one. All chapters are relatively well balanced and provide great sources of data and excellent overview of chemical status of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. @source:Chemia Analyityczna @from:A.A. Ponizovsky @qu:...The book is well written and should be very helpful both for graduate students, who are able to learn how a general view of biogeochemical and ecological problems is gained through the explicit analysis of observations, and for marine chemists, geochemists, environmentalists, and biologists. @source:Journal of Environmental Quality


About the Authors

P. Szefer Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Food Sciences, Medical University of Gdansk, Al Gen J Hallera 107, PL 80-416 Gdansk, Poland