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Polluted Rain

  • Taft Y. Toribara
  • Morton W. Miller
  • Paul E. Morrow

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Welcoming Remarks

    1. J. Lowell Orbison
      Pages 1-2
  3. Welcome from the Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics

  4. The Chemistry of Polluted Rain

  5. The Mercury Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-150
    2. R. A. N. McLean, M. O. Farkas, D. M. Findlay
      Pages 151-173
    3. Jay A. Bloomfield, Scott O. Quinn, Ronald J. Scrudato, Dean Long, Arthur Richards, Frank Ryan
      Pages 175-210
  6. Effects on Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. D. S. Lang, D. Herzfeld, S. V. Krupa
      Pages 273-290
    3. J. S. Jacobson, J. Troiano, L. J. Colavito, L. I. Heller, D. C. McCune
      Pages 291-305
    4. William W. McFee
      Pages 307-323
  7. Anticipated Problems as yet not Quantitated

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Carl L. Schofield, John R. Trojnar
      Pages 341-366
    3. Edward L. Mills, Cornelius B. Murphy Jr., Jay A. Bloomfield
      Pages 367-390
    4. Robert W. Elias, Clair C. Patterson
      Pages 391-403
  8. Control Problems: Monitoring Systems and Legal Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. G. M. Hidy, P. K. Mueller
      Pages 407-434
    3. Herbert L. Volchok
      Pages 435-448
    4. Daniel R. Mandelker
      Pages 449-462
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 489-502

About this book

Introduction

This is the twelfth in a series of conferences on environmental toxicity sponsored by the Department of Radiation Biology and Bio­ physics. The topics selected are intended to be of timely interest with a focus somewhat different from those with with similar titles. I would like to share with you some of the thought which went into the development of this year's program. Everyone here is aware of the great amount of publicity being given to some phase of this year's topic of "Polluted Rain", but I wonder how many of the younger generation realize how the entire world got into this kind of predicament. I can remember as a young­ ster that precipitation from the sky in the form of rain or snow was considered one of the ultimates in purity. That was in the era when a small number of automobiles were in use and the airplane was more of a curiosity in the developmental stage than anything of commer­ cial significance. Many homes used iceboxes for refrigeration, and summer cooling was accomplished by electric fans by the more afflu­ ent families.

Keywords

Potential biology chemistry environment mercury pollution transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Taft Y. Toribara
    • 1
  • Morton W. Miller
    • 1
  • Paul E. Morrow
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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