Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 189

von: George Ware

Springer-Verlag, 2007

ISBN: 9780387353685 , 185 Seiten

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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 189


 

Foreword

5

Preface

7

Table of Contents

9

Chemistry and Fate of Simazine

10

I. Introduction

10

II. Chemistry

11

III. Chemodynamics

13

IV. Degradation

23

Summary

26

Acknowledgments

27

References

27

Ethanol Production: Energy, Economic, and Environmental Losses

33

I. Introduction

33

II. Corn Use in Ethanol Production

34

III. Ecological Issues

39

Summary

43

Acknowledgments

44

References

45

Arsenic Behaviour from Groundwater and Soil to Crops: Impacts on Agriculture and Food Safety

50

I. Introduction

50

II. Arsenic Chemistry and Behaviour

51

III. Situation in Bangladesh

72

IV. Future Requirements

85

V. Conclusions

87

Summary

87

Acknowledgments

88

References

88

Health Effects of Arsenic, Fluorine, and Selenium from Indoor Burning of Chinese Coal

95

I. Introduction

95

II. Arsenic

98

III. Arsenic Epidemic in China

100

IV. Fluorine

102

V. Fluorine Epidemic in China

102

VI. Selenium

104

VII. Selenium Epidemic in China

104

VIII. Conclusions

105

Summary

106

Acknowledgments

106

References

106

Mercury Content of Hair in Different Populations Relative to Fish Consumption

113

I. Introduction

113

II. Biomarkers of Human Exposure to Pollutants

115

III. Hair Analysis as a Biomarker of Exposure to Mercury

115

IV. Inorganic Mercury and Methylmercury: History

116

V. Relationship Between Mercury Concentrations in Blood and Hair in Methylmercury Exposure Subjects

119

VI. Human Exposure Case Studies

119

VII. Conclusions

127

Summary

127

References

128

Toxicology of 1,3-Butadiene, Chloroprene, and Isoprene

137

I. Introduction

137

II. Butadiene

138

III. Chloroprene

156

IV. Isoprene

164

Summary

170

References

171

Index

186