Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment: Health Hazards to Humans, Plants, and Animals, Three Volume Set
Harback (3 vols) 2416pp ISBN 9781566705066
- Provides comprehensive information on 1,500 chemicals
- Contains 265 tables and 35 figures, and 8,000 references
- Includes 2,500 species cross referenced by common name and Latin name
- Reviews and synthesizes the technical literature about each contaminant
- Covers proposed regulatory criteria for the protection of human health and natural resources
Written over a period of 17 years, the Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment
exhaustively examines and analyzes the world literature on chemicals entering the
environment from human activities. The three volumes cover chemicals recommended
by environmental specialists of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other resource
managers. The choices were based on the real or potential impact of each contaminant
and on the knowledge available about their mitigation.
The information for each chemical includes source and use; physical, chemical, and
metabolic properties; concentrations in field collections of abiotic materials and living
organisms; deficiency effects; lethal and sublethal effects; and proposed regulatory criteria
for the protection of human health and sensitive natural resources. Each chapter selectively
reviews and synthesizes the technical literature on a specific priority contaminant and its
effects on the environment.
Successful risk assessment relies heavily on extensive and well-documented databases.
They often include too much - or too little - information about too many chemicals.
Of the hundreds of thousands of chemicals discharged into the environment, only a
small number have sufficient information to attempt preliminary risk assessment. Sold
only as a three volume set, the Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment provides you
with the exact amount of information you need in a single resource.
VOLUME 1 - Metals
VOLUME 2 - Organics
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
VOLUME 3 - Metaloids, Radiation, Index
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