Home > Books > Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury
Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury
View PDF

Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury

Publication Year: 2012
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Liu, Guangliang; Cai, Yong; O'Driscoll, Nelson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-57872-8
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 97
  • Description
  • Details
  • Collections
  • Also Recommended

This work will be invaluable to a wide range of policy experts, environmental scientists, and other people requiring a comprehensive source for the state of the science in this field.

Recent research by the EPA has concluded that one in six women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury in their bodies, which puts 630,000 newborn babies each year at risk of neurological impairment. Mercury poses severe risks to the health of animals and ecosystems around the world, and this book provides the essential information that anyone interested in environmental sciences should know about the fundamentals of the entire mercury cycle.

Comprised of four parts that present an overview of mercury in the environment, mercury transformations, transport, and bioaccumulation and toxicology, each chapter of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury includes the basic concepts of the targeted subject, a critical review of that subject, and the future research needs.

This book explains the environmental behavior and toxicological effects of mercury on humans and other organisms, and provides a baseline for what is known and what uncertainties remain in respect to mercury cycling. The chapters focus on the fundamental science underlying the environmental chemistry and fate of mercury.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Liu, Guangliang; Cai, Yong; O'Driscoll, Nelson
  • ISBN: 978-0-470-57872-8
  • Specialty:
    Toxicology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 600
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2012
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 97

Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury is included in the following Collections:

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Biomedical Research Grants - UberResearch Searchable database of awarded research funding that includes more than 600,000 indexed records. Allows researchers to instantly uncover the funders and dollars going to their discipline and plan their grant outreach accordingly.
JOTM
Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) A definitive resource for electronic information in the evidence based medicine movement that combines the most trusted resources into a single, fully-searchable database.
JOTM
Journal of Urology® Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA), the journal brings solid coverage of the clinically relevant content needed to stay at the forefront of the dynamic field of urology.
JOTM
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care A forum for nurses and health care professionals who care for and treat individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offers the latest in health care delivery, program implementation, research analysis and application.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Acute Care Surgery, 2nd Edition
Updated with more illustrations and brand-new chapters that reflect the growth and advances in the field, this edition features an editorial board drawn from the ranks of trauma surgery, emergency surgery, and critical care surgery.

Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine, 5th Edition
Using a practical, outline format, this best-selling title presents evidence-based approaches to cardiovascular diagnosis, diseases, and treatment – perfect for daily practice or exam preparation.