Persistent Pollutants in Marine Ecosystems (Society of Environment Toxicology and Chemistry)

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9780080418742: Persistent Pollutants in Marine Ecosystems (Society of Environment Toxicology and Chemistry)

This new volume from the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Special Publications Series examines the phenomenon of persistent pollutants in the seas and oceans. Unlike the highly visible and obvious effects caused by oil, certain chemicals have unseen but long-term and far-reaching effects on the marine ecosystem. They often have long half-lives, are carried great distances and pass easily through the food chain from prey to predator. The behaviour and effects of these persistent pollutants on each type of marine animal (invertebrates, vertebrates, fish, mammals and fish-eating birds) are described. A final overview draws the observations and conclusions together presenting a work that provides a foundation for understanding the behaviour of persistent pollutants in the marine environment.

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G W Bryan
This well-produced relatively slim volume provides excellent coverage of the field and includes a large number of recent references. It will be of value to researchers, students and administrators and should be in the library of any organisation involved with marine pollution.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology Ecosystems
J. Albaigé, Department of Environmental Chemistry
Throughout the book many questions that require further research or understanding are revised which will be of interest to researchers in the field. This is certainly a reference book for environmental chemists and toxicologists.
International Journal of Environmental Anal Chemistry
M.J. Waldock, Ministry of Agriculture
'Persistent Pollutants in Marine Ecosystems' sets out be one of many authoratative works...the book achieves its aim and provides a useful review on the present state of knowledge concerning metabolic processes governing the behaviour of PAHs and PCBs in marine systems.

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