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Author Szefer, Piotr.

Title Metals, metalloids, and radionuclides in the Baltic Sea escosystem / Piotr Szefer
Edition First edition
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 752 pages) : illustrations
Series Trace metals in the environment ; 5
Trace metals in the environment ; 5
Contents Front Cover; Metals, Metalloids and Radionuclides in the Baltic Sea Ecosystem; Copyright Page; Acknowledgements; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Air and Water as a Medium for Chemical Elements; Chapter 3. Biota as a Medium for Chemical Elements; Chapter 4. Deposits as a Medium for Chemical Elements; Chapter 5. Bioavailability and Biomagnification of Chemical Elements and Radionuclides; Chapter 6. Sources of Chemical Elements; Chapter 7. Monitors of Baltic Sea Pollution; Chapter 8. Estimate of Health Risk
Summary This book presents in detail the state of knowledge of the distribution, bioavailability, biomagnification, discrimination, fate and sources of chemical pollutants (metals, metalloids, radionuclides and nutrients) in all compartments (atmosphere, water, deposits, biota) of the Baltic environment. Particular components of the Baltic ecosystem are considered as potential monitors of pollutants. Budgets of chemical elements and the ecological status of the Baltic Sea in the past, present and future are presented. Estimates of health risks to man in respect to some toxic metals and radionuclides in fish and seafood are briefly discussed. The content of the book makes possible the identification of gaps in our environmental knowledge of the Baltic Sea, with certain sections establishing possible priorities, key areas or strategies for future research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat
Subject Marine pollution -- Baltic Sea.
Metals -- Environmental aspects -- Baltic Sea.
Radioactive pollution of the sea -- Baltic Sea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0080536336 (electronic bk.)
9780080536330 (electronic bk.)