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Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book
Author : An Li,Shinsuke Tanabe,Guibin Jiang,John P. Giesy,Paul S.K. Lam
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-07-29
ISBN : 9780080551135
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Large amounts of data obtained through environmental monitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in 10 Asian countries and Australia have been compiled and explored using principles of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment. This book also includes descriptions and discussions of current governmental policies, monitoring and surveillance programs, history of manufacturing and applications, emission sources, impacts on human health, and cross-boundary transport of POPs in these countries. * Compiles up-to-date sources, distributions, transport, and fates of highly concerned persistent organic pollutants (POPs) * Presents exploratory examinations of the data guided by the principles of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment * Includes important context and insight regarding government policies, monitoring and surveillance programs, history of manufacturing and applications, emission sources, impact on human health, and cross-boundary transport of POPs

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book
Author : United Nations Publications,Masatoshi Morita
Publisher : UN
Release : 2016-01-14
ISBN : 9789280845570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the UN University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996 to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project's activities and reports the present status of the project.

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book
Author : United Nations University
Publisher : United Nations
Release : 2016-01-20
ISBN : 9280845586
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the United Nations University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996, “Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in the East Asian Region”, to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project’s activities for 15 years, and reports the present status of the project, touching on the future development of the project by analysing challenges ahead of the project.

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Persistent Organic Pollutants Book
Author : Stuart Harrad
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-11-19
ISBN : 9780470684139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic, resistant to degradation, bioaccumulative, and display wide spatial distribution. They accumulate in humans and wildlife, and have been linked to cancer, as well as reproductive and immunological disorders. In 2001 a global treaty on POPs was agreed, to minimise and ultimately eliminate the release of POPs into the environment. The Stockholm Convention lists 12 groups of chemicals, and as of late 2008, a further 12 chemicals are under consideration for inclusion. This book addresses all of these chemicals, but focuses particularly on currently listed POPs that are still of major concern (e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls - PCBs), as well as new and emerging POPs that have been the subject of an explosion of scientific interest in the last decade, i.e. brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). Other chapters address the challenges posed by the presence of POPs in the developing world; how the properties of chiral POPs can provide unique insights into their environmental sources, fate and behaviour; and issues arising from the presence of POPs in urban and indoor environments. Persistent Organic Pollutants provides a much-anticipated reference source for a wide audience including academics, industrial scientists and regulators.

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia Book
Author : Simon Marsden,Elizabeth Brandon
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2015-04-30
ISBN : 1782547126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive overview of treaty implementation and compliance concerning transboundary environmental governance in Asia is provided in this timely book. Recent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) membership by Asian states in the C

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals Book
Author : Bommanna G. Loganathan,Paul Kwan-Sing Lam
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-08-09
ISBN : 1439838313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental pollution by man-made persistent organic chemicals (POCs) has been a serious global issue for over half a century. POCs are prevalent in air, water, soil, and organisms including wildlife and humans throughout the world. They do not degrade and cause long-term effect in organisms. Exposure to certain POCs may result in serious environmental and health effects including birth defects, diminished intelligence and certain types of cancers. Therefore, POCs have been the subject of an intensive regional, national and international effort to limit their production, use, and disposal of these chemical stocks. Trend monitoring studies are essential to make clear the behavior and fate of these compounds and to protect our environment and living resources. Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals provides comprehensive coverage of spatial and temporal trends of classical and emerging contaminants in aquatic, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems, including the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems. Compiled by an international group of experts, this volume covers: Spatial and temporal trends of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PCDD/DFs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), synthetic musks, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and octyl- and nonylphenols Environmental and biological matrices used for the trend studies were atmosphere, water, soil, sediment, bivalve mollusks, fish, marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, and human breast milk Spatial and temporal trend studies presented from Australia, Brazil, China, Estonia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United States, coastal and open ocean environments, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions POCs have been the subject of an intensive regional, national, and international effort to limit their production and use, and to mitigate the disposal of these chemicals. Since POCs are prevalent in air, water, soil, and tissues of organisms (including wildlife and humans) throughout the world and do not degrade, they cause long-term effects in organisms. Trend monitoring studies are essential to make clear the behavior and fate of these compounds and to protect our environment and living resources. Relevant to professionals and students alike, Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals facilitates the understanding of environmental and biological behavior of these chemicals and the development of strategies for protecting the global environment for future generations.

Environmental Chemistry Asian Lessons

Environmental Chemistry  Asian Lessons Book
Author : V.N. Bashkin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2003-04-30
ISBN : 1402010044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At present environmental chemistry is becoming an increasingly popular subject in both under graduate and graduated education in the whole World and especially in all Asian countries. Different courses in ecology, chemistry, environmental science, public health, geography, biology, and environmental engineering all include this subject in their curriculum. Many textbooks have appeared in recent years aiming to fulfill these requirements; however, most of these books operate mainly with examples from developed countries of Europe, USA and Canada. Taking into account the geographic boundaries of environmental pollution that is especially pronounced in Asia and the specific peculiarities of pollution in developing countries, this textbook is supposed to close the gap by providing regionally oriented knowledge in basic and applied environmental chemistry.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 193

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 193 Book
Author : George Ware
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-07-07
ISBN : 9780387731636
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy, and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicologocial implications. It facilitates the task of accessing and interpreting cogent scientific data and will be of interest to researchers, resource managers, and policy administrators.

Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia Book
Author : Paul G. Harris,Graeme Lang
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-19
ISBN : 1317685709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such as air and water pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, deforestation, depletion of natural resources and extinction of native species. This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural, social and policy contexts of environmental change across East Asia. The team of international experts critically examine a wide range of environmental problems related to energy, climate change, air, land, water, fisheries, forests and wildlife. The editors conclude that, with nearly half of the human population of the planet, and several rapidly growing economies, most notably China, Asian societies will determine much of the future of human impacts on the regional and global environments. As climate change-related threats to society increase, the book strongly argues for increased environmental consciousness and action in Asian societies. This handbook is a very valuable companion for students, scholars, policy makers and researchers working on environmental issues in Asia.

Unep 2010 Annual Report

Unep 2010 Annual Report Book
Author : United Nations Environment Programme
Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
Release : 2011-03-08
ISBN : 9789280731491
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 2010 Annual Report catalogues the beginning of a new, strategic and transformational direction for UNEP as it began implementing its Medium Term Strategy (MTS) for 2010-2013 across six areas: Climate change; Disasters and conflicts; Ecosystem management; Environmental governance; Harmful substances and hazardous waste; Resource efficiency, Sustainable consumption and production. 2010 was important for many reasons, a year of on-going financial instability set against an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters and shifting weather patterns. UNEP's broad response is catalogued in this 2010 Annual Report report - from global assessments to rapid mechanisms in Haiti in response to the January earthquake and advisory services to countries interested in transitioning to greener economies. This report attempts to set UNEP's work over the last year in context and show its future relevance in meeting the emerging challenges of the coming years. The core objective of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to serve as an authoritative advocate for the global environment, To help governments set the global environmental agenda, and to promote the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system.

The Post Soviet Decline of Central Asia

The Post Soviet Decline of Central Asia Book
Author : Eric W. Sievers
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-02
ISBN : 1317793366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sievers draws on his experience of Central Asia to take on the task of explaining the remarkable economic declines of the post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the past decade, and the turn of these states towards despotism.

Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia Function and Management

Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia  Function and Management Book
Author : M. H. Wong
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2004-08-24
ISBN : 9780080474830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book on wetlands ecosystems in Asia deals with function and management. It is the first volume in the Developments in Ecosystems series.

Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia

Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia Book
Author : Zhisheng An
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-03-24
ISBN : 9400778171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the first of its kind on environmental change research devoted to monsoon-arid environment evolution history and its mechanism involved. Capturing the most prominent features of Asian climate and environmental changes, it gives a comprehensive review of the Asian Monsoon records providing evidence for spatial and temporal climatic and environmental changes across the Asian continent since the Late Cenozoic. The dynamics underlying these changes are explored based on various bio-geological records and in particular based on the evidence of loess, speleothems as well as on mammal fossils. The Asian monsoon-arid climate system which quantifies the controlling mechanisms of climate change and the way it operates in different time scales is described. Attempts to differentiate between natural change and human-induced effects, which will help guide policies and countermeasures designed to support sustainable development on the Chinese Loess Plateau and the arid west.

The State of Environment in Asia

The State of Environment in Asia Book
Author : Japan Environemntal Council (JEC)
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-06-22
ISBN : 4431274030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the third volume in a respected series edited by the Japan Environmental Council. Part l covers the environmental impact of the military, trade, agriculture/food and the biodiversity of forests and rice paddies. Part 2 examines the problems unique to Northeast Asia, the Mekong region, and Inner Asia. In April 2005 this book was awarded the 6th Environment for Tomorrow Award by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

Impact of Pollution on Animal Products

Impact of Pollution on Animal Products Book
Author : Bernard Faye,Yuriy Sinyavskiy
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-04-22
ISBN : 1402083599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The international advanced research workshop funded by NATO and entitled “impact of pollutions on animal and animal products” was organized at Almaty (Kazakhstan) on 27–30 September 2007. Thirty-one scientists from 12 countries (Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Romania and Morocco) presented conferences at this meeting to share their experience and results. The programme included three main aspects: (i) generality on the pollution situation in Central Asia and former Soviet Union republics, (ii) the pollution area and pollution origin in Central Asia and Western countries in relation with animal health, and (iii) the relationships between soil contamination, plant contamination and animal products status. The present workshop contributed highly to the exchange between scientists giving the opportunity for researchers from Central Asia to access to new scientific approaches and methodologies, and for European scientists to assess the extent of the environmental problems in this part of the world. No doubt that these exchanges were the main success of the workshop marked by very stimulating discussions. Such meeting was also the opportunity to put on the first stone of a scientific network focused on the subject of the workshop. The importance of pollution in Central Asia in general and in Kazakhstan in p- ticular is a well-known feature and several references are available on the source and localization of pollution problems in those countries. The references are also abundant on the impact of the environmental failures on human health.

Seas at the Millennium

Seas at the Millennium Book
Author : Charles R. C. Sheppard
Publisher :
Release : 2000
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dans un passé assez récent, un intérêt sans précédent s'est développé concernant les ressources globales. Nous nous rendons maintenant compte que les ressources biologiques sont loin d'être illimitées et pendant les dernières décennies du 20ème siècle, des efforts ont débuté pour contrôler nos usages de l'environnement et qui agissent les uns avec les autres dans les écosystèmes dont nous dépendons finalement. Le projet "Mers au millénaire": Une Evatuation Environmentale sur la zone côtière couvre le secteur où vit plus d'un quart de l'humanité, et jusque au bas du plateau continental. Ces trois livres se concentrent sur la biosphère où les interactions de l'homme avec les mers et leurs systèmes biologiques et physiques sont le plus sensibles. 135 chapitres écrits par les experts internationaux et les scientifiques travaillant dans ce domaine offrent un sommaire unique des mers et des océans du monde. À la fin du millénaire les auteurs à travers le monde ont examiné l'état de nos habitats marins et côtiers. Pour la première fois, ils ont uni leurs efforts de par le monde pour s'assurer que ces habitats restent dans un état de fonctionnement durable et stable; l'information a été documentée et assemblée dans une source bibliographique unique. "Mers au millénaire" fournit aux scientifiques dans le monde entier une occasion unique pour s'enrichir de toutes ces expériences. Les trois volumes de "Mers au millénaire" couvrent des chapîtres d'importance globale et régionale comme : description biologique des eaux côtières et du plateau continental; développement et utilisation de la zone côtière; effets des dragages et autres techniques d'accrétion sédimentaire; effet dans le temps des déversement de polluants;de pêche; méthodes et techniques de gestion utilisées pour gérer en continu les écosystèmes. Plus de 800 figures comprenant des cartes, les graphiques, les dessins au trait et les photograph.