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Title:
Lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic in the environment
Series:
Scope ; 31

Scope report (Scientific committee on problems of the environment)
Publication Information:
Chichester ; New York : Published on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (Scope) of the International Council of Scientific Unions by (ICSU) Wiley, c1987.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9780471911265

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Papers presented by noted researchers consider the occurrence, flux, compartmentalization, and residence times of four elements recognized as significant environmental pollutants. Examines data available on these pollutants and pinpoints areas in which further research is needed. The presence of these elements in all ecological environments--oceans, freshwater systems, soils, the atmosphere, etc.--and their regional occurrence around the globe are examined in detail, as are their sources and effects on plants, animals, and humans. Particular attention is paid to lead, which is the most prevalent pollutant and poses the greatest risk to human health, especially the health of children.