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Mercury in the environment : pattern and process / edited by Michael S. Bank
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  TD196.M38 M466 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mercury -- Environmental aspects
Mercury -- Bioaccumulation
Mercury -- Toxicology
Mercury -- Health aspects
Physical Description xiii, 340 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Summary "Mercury pollution and contamination are widespread, well documented, and continue to pose a public health concern in both developed and developing countries. In response to a growing need for understanding the cycling of this ubiquitous pollutant, the science of mercury has grown rapidly to include the fields of biogeochemistry, economics, sociology, public health, decision sciences, physics, global change, and mathematics. Only recently have scientists begun to establish a holistic approach to studying mercury pollution that integrates chemistry, biology, and human health sciences. Mercury in the Environment follows the process of mercury cycling through the atmosphere, through terrestrial and aquatic food webs, and through human populations to develop a comprehensive perspective on this important environmental problem. This timely reference also provides recommendations on mercury remediation, risk communication, education, and monitoring"-- Provided by publisher
"Mercury deposition and contamination is widespread and well documented, and it continues to be a public-health concern for certain sectors of the global human population in both developed and developing countries. This edited volume focuses on integrating the diverse sciences involved in the process of mercury cycling in the environment--from the atmosphere, through terrestrial and aquatic food webs, and human populations--to develop a comprehensive perspective on this important environmental pollutant. Using a systems-level approach, this book provides recommendations on mercury remediation, risk communication, education, and monitoring. In response to a growing need for understanding the cycling of this ubiquitous pollutant, the science of mercury has grown rapidly, expanding into several interdisciplinary fields and encompassing such disparate academic and scientific disciplines as biogeochemistry, economics, sociology, public health, decision sciences, physics, global change, and mathematics. Only recently have scientists really begun to establish more holistic approaches to studying mercury pollution, giving rise to investigations that have furthered the integration of a multi-tiered approach, especially by using chemistry, biology, and human health sciences collectively. The study of mercury pollution has produced a variety of contributions to domestic and international policies related to the management of mercury in the environment"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Sources and transport: a global issue / Phil Swartzendruber and Daniel Jaffe -- Industrial use of mercury in the ancient world / William E. Brooks -- Analytical methods for measuring mercury in water, sediment, and biota / Brenda K. Lasorsa, Gary A. Gill, and Milena Horvat -- Use of stable isotopes in mercury research / Holger Hintelmann -- Atmospheric chemistry, modeling, and biogeochemistry of mercury / Noelle Eckley Selin -- A framework for a mercury monitoring and assessment program: synthesis and future research / Robert P. Mason -- The role of soils in storage and cycling of mercury / Aria Amirbahman and Ivan J. Fernandez -- Mercury cycling in terrestrial watersheds / James B. Shanley and Kevin Bishop / Mercury hotspots in freshwater ecosystems: drivers, processes, and patterns / Celia Y. Chen, Charles T. Driscoll, and Neil C. Kamman -- Mercury in the marine environment / Frank J. Black, Christopher H. Conaway, and A. Russell Flegal -- Ecotoxicology of mercury in fish and wildlife: recent advances / Anton M. Scheuhammer, ... [et al.] -- Risk evaluation of mercury pollution / Joanna Burger and Michael Gochfeld -- Mercury and public health: an assessment of human exposure / Wendy McKelvey and Emily Oken -- Mercury exposure in vulnerable populations: guidelines for fish consumption / John Dellinger, Matthew Dellinger, and Jennifer S. Yauck -- Environmental justice: the mercury connection / Jerome Nriagu, Niladri Basu, and Simone Charles -- Integrating mercury science and environmental policy: a state perspective / C. Mark Smith
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Alternate Author Bank, Michael S

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