Publisher description for Toxic contaminants and ecosystem health : a Great Lakes focus / edited by Marlene S. Evans, assisted by John E. Gannon ... [et. al.].

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Counter Air Pollutants and their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem Edited by Allan H. Legge Because the sources and interactions are so complex, only an integrated approach to research is effective in identifying pollution problems. This sourcebook collects material from a range of disciplines to explore the effects of pollution on vegetation, soils, and forestry. It draws on the expertise of environmental chemists, physicists, photochemists, agricultural scientists, and others to examine how pollutants affect the ecosystem and interact with each other. 656 pp. (0 471-08312-7) 1986 Cadmium in the Aquatic Environment Edited by Jerome O. Nriagu Here's a comprehensive account of current research on the chemistry and toxicology of cadmium in natural waters. It discusses the sources, distribution, and fate of cadmium in aquatic ecosystems, including coverage of the biocycling and exotoxicity of cadmium to natural and fresh water biota. A succinct review of the analytical chemistry of cadmium in natural waters is also included. The contributors emphasize general principles rather than comprehensive documentation, making this volume accessible to a wide audience. 332 pp. (0 471-85884-6) 1987 Chromium in the Natural and Human Environments Edited by Jerome O. Nriagu and Evert Nieboer There's a growing concern about the fate and effects of chromium in the environment. This volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the uses of chromium, its sources (natural and anthropogenic) and occurrences in the air, water, and soil. Its toxicity to terrestrial and aquatic biota is examined in relation to its chemistry and biochemistry, and the role of chromium as an essential element is properly evaluated. The critical assessment of the published literature and the large ensemble of references to chromium in diverse disciplines should make the volume essential reading for researchers and serious students of environmental and occupational health effects of metals. 592 pp. (0 471-85643-6) 1988

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Water Pollution Great Lakes Watershed Toxicology