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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Bo A. Wahlström
    Pages 31-45
  3. Vladimir Zitko
    Pages 91-122
  4. Heidelore Fiedler
    Pages 123-201
  5. H. Bouwman
    Pages 297-320
  6. Oladele Osibanjo
    Pages 321-354
  7. Fernando Díaz-Barriga, Víctor Borja-Aburto, Stefan Waliszewski, Leticia Yáñez
    Pages 371-388

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Air pollution DDT Dioxin Furan combustion development environment environmental concentrations international context levels in humans occurence pesticide pollution toxicology transport

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/10751132
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43728-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47932-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1433-6847
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8666
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