Organic Metal and Metalloid Species in the Environment

Analysis, Distribution, Processes and Toxicological Evaluation

  • Alfred V. Hirner
  • Hendrik Emons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. P. J. Craig, R. O. Jenkins
    Pages 1-15
  3. J. Feldmann, S. Devalla, A. Raab, H. R. Hansen
    Pages 41-70
  4. R. A. Diaz-Bone, B. Menzel, A. Barrenstein, A. V. Hirner
    Pages 97-112
  5. J. Hippler, J. Kresimon, A. V. Hirner
    Pages 113-135
  6. K. Michalke, R. Hensel
    Pages 137-153
  7. S. C. R. Granchinho, W. R. Cullen, E. Polishchuk, K. J. Reimer
    Pages 155-166
  8. A. V. Hirner, L. M. Hartmann, J. Hippler, J. Kresimon, J. Koesters, K. Michalke et al.
    Pages 181-203
  9. A.-M. Florea, E. Dopp, G. Obe, A. W. Rettenmeier
    Pages 205-219
  10. Helga Fender, Giesela Wolf
    Pages 235-246
  11. G. Stoltenburg-Didinger
    Pages 247-257
  12. J. Gruner, K. Krüger, N. Binding, M. Madeja, U. Mußhoff
    Pages 283-315
  13. H. Emons
    Pages 317-318
  14. A. W. Rettenmeier
    Pages 319-321
  15. Alfred V. Hirner, Hendrik Emons
    Pages 323-323
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 325-328

About this book


Subsequent to the profiling of organometal(loid) compounds in important biogeogenic and anthropogenic deposits, the importance of this class of compounds for human health are evaluated by the analysis of both physicochemical and biological formation, distribution and transformation processes. Multidisciplinary articles written by experts from disciplines as diverse as biogeochemistry, ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, microbiology and genetics estimate the global levels of biogeogenic and anthropogenic emissions of organometal(loid) compounds, and thus obtain  an insight to processes which influence the genesis, as well as the distribution and stability of organometal(loid) species and their interaction with each other and other matrix compounds. The authors evaluate various environmentally relevant sources from a toxicological point of view, in order to identify potential "hot spots" of organometal(loid)s, which can negatively influence ecosystems and human health.


Calcium DNA Monitoring biology biomonitoring chemistry distribution ecosystem ecosystems environment human health matrix metabolism microorganism toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred V. Hirner
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hendrik Emons
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental AnalyticsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Joint Research Centre Institute for Reference Materials and MeasurementsEuropean CommissionGeelBelgium
  3. 3.Institut für UmweltanalytikUniversität EssenEssenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05873-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09135-7
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