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© 2006

Chemicals as Intentional and Accidental Global Environmental Threats

  • Lubomir Simeonov
  • Elisabeta Chirila
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Liviu-Daniel Galatchi
    Pages 1-6
  3. ELISABETA S. CHIRILA, CAMELIA DRAGHICI, SIMONA DOBRINAS
    Pages 7-28
  4. BOGDANA KOUMANOVA
    Pages 93-103
  5. OLGA SIVOCHALOVA, EDUARD DENISOV
    Pages 137-148
  6. MICHELE ARIENZO
    Pages 163-171
  7. Kosta Vassilev, Veska Kambourova
    Pages 173-191
  8. LIVIU-DANIEL GALATCHI, SIMONA DOBRINAS, ELISABETA CHIRILA
    Pages 201-218
  9. MARIANNA ELIA, ANGELO MORETTO, SARA VISENTIN
    Pages 237-246
  10. M. ARIENZO, JAY GAN, FREDERICK ERNST, STEPHEN QIN, SVETLANA BONDARENKO, DAVID SEDLAK
    Pages 247-253
  11. GHEORGHE COMAN, CAMELIA DRAGHICI, ELISABETA CHIRILA, MIHAELA SICA
    Pages 255-266

About these proceedings

Introduction

The book contains the contributions at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Chemicals as Intentional and Accidental Global Environmental Threats, which took place in Borovetz, Bulgaria, November 16-27, 2005. A diverse group of scientists, representing the fields of ecology, chemistry, medicine, epidemiology, public health, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental protection and management, modelling, environmental remediation technologies came together to discuss the chemicals threats for the global environment. The intentional or accidental release of chemicals into environment poses a global threat to public health and security. There is a forecast that terrorists could begin to use more advanced technologies including chemicals to threaten or attack civil and political institutions. Terrorism is expected to increase the threat of chemicals in environment through direct release of chemical agents or sabotage of existing chemical facilities. The intentional release of chemicals into environment can cause widespread panic, injury and mortality due to the potentials of exposure of large population. In addition, the management of accidental chemical releases and historical chemical contamination represents a significant economic burden to society.

Keywords

Air pollution Controlling contaminants development distribution environment experiment heavy metals metals pesticide pollution risk assessment safety toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Lubomir Simeonov
    • 1
  • Elisabeta Chirila
    • 2
  1. 1.Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Ovidius State UniversityConstantaRomania

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