Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia
Author: An Li,Shinsuke Tanabe,Guibin Jiang,John P. Giesy,Paul S.K. Lam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 842
Release: 2011-07-29
ISBN 10: 9780080551135
ISBN 13: 0080551130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book Review:

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
Author: United Nations University
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 9280845586
ISBN 13: 9789280845587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book Review:

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.

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia
Author: United Nations Publications,Masatoshi Morita
Publsiher: UN
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-01-14
ISBN 10: 9789280845570
ISBN 13: 9280845578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia Book Review:

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.

Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs Research in Asia

Persistent Organic Pollutants  POPs  Research in Asia
Author: 昌敏·森田
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:676599906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental and Biotic Contamination by Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs in the Asia Pacific Region

Environmental and Biotic Contamination by Persistent Organic Pollutants  POPs  in the Asia Pacific Region
Author: Shinsuke Tanabe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:744443220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Biotic Contamination by Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs in the Asia Pacific Region Book Review:

Partnership on Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management for Agricultural Production in Central Asian Countries financed by the Government of the People s Republic of China

Partnership on Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management for Agricultural Production in Central Asian Countries  financed by the Government of the People s Republic of China
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069139494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnership on Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management for Agricultural Production in Central Asian Countries financed by the Government of the People s Republic of China Book Review:

Toxic Legacies Poisoned Futures

Toxic Legacies  Poisoned Futures
Author: Von Hernandez,Nityanand Jayaraman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:55615394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxic Legacies Poisoned Futures Book Review:

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Persistent Organic Pollutants
Author: Stuart Harrad
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461515718
ISBN 13: 9781461515715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persistent Organic Pollutants Book Review:

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) continue to be the subject of concern amongst the public, as well as the scientific and policy-making communities. These concerns are exemplified by the international efforts co-ordinated by the United Nations' Environment Programme and the +Economic Commission for Europe. Whilst the ultimate origin of this concern is the adverse effects of persistent organic pollutants in both humans and wildlife, there are other factors involved. In particular, whilst ambient concentrations of POPs in air and water present little direct hazard via inhalation and ingestion respectively, their propensity for transfer through the food chain means that species at the top of the ecological pyramid - including humans - can be exposed to concentrations of concern via their diet. Furthermore, their ability to undergo long-range atmospheric transport means that they represent a truly cross-boundary problem for mankind. Persistent Organic Pollutants focuses on the sources, atmospheric behaviour, terrestrial and aquatic food chain transfer, and human exposure and fate aspects of this important class of chemicals. Other topical issues are addressed, namely: temporal trends in contamination; their transport to polar regions; and the significance of the former Warsaw Pact nations of Central and Eastern Europe as both a global reservoir and source of POPs. Whilst the main focus is on PCDD/Fs, PCBs, and PAH; other organochlorine POPs such as DDT, lindane, and dieldrin are covered. Persistent Organic Pollutants also provides up-to-date, detailed, and authoritative coverage required by academics, environmental consultants, and policy-makers. Sufficient introductory material is also included to be of relevance to final year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students in Environmental Science/Chemistry.

Issues and Options in Addressing the Objectives of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in India and the South Asia Region

Issues and Options in Addressing the Objectives of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in India and the South Asia Region
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: LCCN:2007341850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues and Options in Addressing the Objectives of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in India and the South Asia Region Book Review:

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Persistent Organic Pollutants
Author: Kanchan Kumari
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 1000488306
ISBN 13: 9781000488302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persistent Organic Pollutants Book Review:

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that resist environmental degradation and cause deleterious effects on the environment and human wellbeing. Once released into the environment they can travel long distances and persist for longer duration. This book highlights the complex area of POPs in simple language and deals with the fundamentals of the chemicals, their sources, and impacts on human health. The book also unfolds several other aspects like new and advanced analytical detection methods, gaps in management, effectiveness of the Stockholm convention, and the role of the global monitoring plan on POPs for crucial and holistic understanding about POPs. It also investigates how to minimize the impact of POPs and the major gaps and challenges in sound management of POPs. With its comprehensive approach, this book is an indispensable source of knowledge for those studying and working to mitigate the effect of POPs in the environment.

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia
Author: Kazuichi Hayakawa,Seiya Nagao,Yayoi Inomata,Mutsuo Inoue,Atsushi Matsuki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781536141634
ISBN 13: 1536141631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia Book Review:

In East Asia, the economics and industrial outputs of Japan, China, Korea and Russia have developed rapidly in recent decades. Together, these countries account for more than a quarter of the world's energy consumption. The primary energy consumption of China has especially increased drastically. The main energy sources in these countries are oil in Japan and Korea, coal in China and natural gas in Russia (additionally, coal is harvested in Far Eastern Russia). The burning of these fuels and biomass releases many kinds of pollutants including gases and particulates into the atmosphere. From 1970-1980, "acid rain/snow" was a typical trans-boundary form of environmental pollution not only in Eastern Europe and North America, but also in North East Asia. Acid rain/snow was observed on the Sea of Japan coastline of the Japanese islands during the winter. It was caused by sulfur dioxide emitted from the combustion of a large amount of coal in China. Yellow sand is also observed in various parts of Japan during the spring. It is caused by dust storms generated in deserts such as the Takramakan in China and transported at long ranges to Japan via microorganisms. Recently, a high concentration of PM2.5 in the urban atmosphere has become a large problem in China. PM2.5 as an originated form of fossil fuel combustion and biomass combustion contains many polycyslic aromatic hydrocarbons, which exhibit carcinogenic and/or mutagenic, endocrine disrupting and reactive oxygen species producing activities. A part of PM2.5 emitted in China has been transported at long ranges to Japan. These pollutans cause respiratory and circulatory diseases. On the other hand, in 1997, enormous amounts of oil spilled from an old Russian tanker which caused a serious pollution problem in the Sea of Japan. Backbone bending in fish was reported in several marine areas polluted with the spilled oil. From these view points, trans-boundary pollution attracts much attention from environmental and health science fields. This book will focus on the trans-boundary pollutants observed in North East Asia with recent research results.

Global Sources of Local Pollution

Global Sources of Local Pollution
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on the Significance of International Transport of Air Pollutants
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-02-15
ISBN 10: 0309144019
ISBN 13: 9780309144018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sources of Local Pollution Book Review:

Recent advances in air pollution monitoring and modeling capabilities have made it possible to show that air pollution can be transported long distances and that adverse impacts of emitted pollutants cannot be confined to one country or even one continent. Pollutants from traffic, cooking stoves, and factories emitted half a world away can make the air we inhale today more hazardous for our health. The relative importance of this "imported" pollution is likely to increase, as emissions in developing countries grow, and air quality standards in industrial countries are tightened. Global Sources of Local Pollution examines the impact of the long-range transport of four key air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants) on air quality and pollutant deposition in the United States. It also explores the environmental impacts of U.S. emissions on other parts of the world. The book recommends that the United States work with the international community to develop an integrated system for determining pollution sources and impacts and to design effective response strategies. This book will be useful to international, federal, state, and local policy makers responsible for understanding and managing air pollution and its impacts on human health and well-being.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities
Author: Dieter Schwela,Gary Haq,Cornie Huizenga,Wha-Jin Han,Herbert Fabian,May Ajero.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-05-16
ISBN 10: 1136549366
ISBN 13: 9781136549366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Book Review:

Air pollution has become part of the daily existence of many people who work, live and use the streets in Asian cities. Each day millions of city dwellers breathe air polluted with concentrations of chemicals, smoke and particles that dramatically exceed World Health Organization guideline values. Deteriorating air quality has resulted in significant impacts on human health and environment in Asia. This book provides a comprehensive and comparative assessment of the current status and challenges in urban air pollution management in 20 cities in the Asian region. It examines the effects on human health and the environment and future implications for planning, transport and energy sectors. National and local governments have begun to develop air quality management strategies to address the deterioration in urban air quality; however, the scope and effectiveness of such strategies vary widely. This book benchmarks these air quality management strategies, examines successes and failures in these cities and presents strategies for improving air quality management in cities across Asia and the rest of our rapidly urbanizing world. Information on air quality in Asia is clearly presented with easy-to-read city profiles, tables and graphs. This is an essential resource for all those concerned with urban air quality management, not just in Asia but in cities across our rapidly urbanizing world. Cities covered Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Colombo, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Metro Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Surabaya, Taipei and Tokyo

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia
Author: Simon Marsden,Elizabeth Brandon
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN 10: 1782547126
ISBN 13: 9781782547129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia Book Review:

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

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy
Author: Mary M. McCarthy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 1317284917
ISBN 13: 9781317284918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy Book Review:

From a nuclear North Korea and territorial disputes in the East China Sea, to global climate change and Asia-Pacific free trade agreements, Japan is at the center of some of the most challenging issues that the world faces today. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, comprising contributions from the fields of politics, sociology, history, and gender studies, this handbook creates a comprehensive and innovative overview of the field, investigating the widening variety of interests, sometimes competing, that constitute Japanese foreign policy. Organized topically, it is divided into sections, including: • Japan’s evolving foreign policy landscape • Global environmental and sustainable development • International and national security • International political economy • International norms and civil society. Providing an evaluation of the key actors, institutions, and networks influencing Japanese foreign policy, the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy is an essential resource for students and scholars of Japanese and Asian Politics, International Relations, and Foreign Policy.

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia
Author: Krishna Prasad Vadrevu,Toshimasa Ohara,Christopher Justice
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN 10: 0429666551
ISBN 13: 9780429666551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia Book Review:

Volume 1 of a two volume set, this book is a self-contained, state-of-the-art analysis of remote sensing, ground-based, and spatial techniques used for characterizing biomass burning events and pollution. It is a collective achievement of renowned scientists working throughout South and Southeast Asia. They discuss the complexity of vegetation patterns, biomass characteristics, fire distribution, drivers of fires, and several examples of the use of novel satellite algorithms for mapping and monitoring biomass burning events. The book is highly interdisciplinary and integrates earth science and environmental science including ecology, fire science, spatial geography, remote sensing, and geospatial technologies. Unique in its discussion of the sources and the causes of biomass burning and atmospheric research in South and Southeast Asia. Explains how remote sensing and geospatial technologies help the mapping and monitoring of biomass burning events and their impacts. Focuses on large spatial scales integrating top-down and bottom-up methodologies. Addresses the pressing issues of environmental pollution that are rampant in South and Southeast Asia. Includes contributions from global experts actually working on biomass burning projects in the US, Japan, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe. This book will serve as a valuable source of information for remote sensing scientists, geographers, ecologists, atmospheric scientists, environmental scientists, and all who wish to advance their knowledge on fires and biomass burning in South/Southeast Asia.

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia Two Volume Set

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia  Two Volume Set
Author: Krishna Prasad Vadrevu,Toshimasa Ohara,Christopher Justice
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2021-11-05
ISBN 10: 042966835X
ISBN 13: 9780429668357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia Two Volume Set Book Review:

The increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters all around the world has caused severe socioeconomic impacts, especially in South and Southeast Asia. This region is particularly susceptible to vegetation fires, leading to biomass burning pollution with impacts on other countries through trans-boundary air pollution. Despite the growing body of information on biomass pollutants worldwide, only a modest amount of data from these regions are available. With fires and biomass burning identified as a vital issue in South/Southeast Asia, this two-volume set was created to meet community research and application needs. To better serve the atmospheric, environmental, and remote sensing communities, and to address air quality, climate, and the human health impacts of greenhouse gases and aerosols from biomass burning, this set brings together the collective achievements of experts in these regions and the state-of-the-art technologies and spatial analyses to model and monitor biomass burning events and their impacts. This first volume covers various topics on fire, biomass burning, mapping and monitoring while the second volume highlights the impact of biomass burning on the biosphere and reflects extensive research by interdisciplinary teams of experts. This set will serve as a valuable resource for remote sensing scientist, geographers, ecologists, atmospheric scientists, environmental scientists, and all who wish to advance their knowledge on fires, biomass burning, and biomass burning pollution in South/Southeast Asia Specific Features: Unique in its discussion of the sources and the causes of biomass burning and atmospheric research in South and Southeast Asia. Explains how remote sensing and geospatial technologies help the mapping and monitoring of biomass burning events and their impacts. Focuses on large spatial scales integrating top-down and bottom-up methodologies. Addresses the pressing issues of environmental pollution that are rampant in South and Southeast Asia. Includes contributions from global experts currently working on biomass burning projects in the US, Japan, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management

Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management
Author: Nick Harvey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN 10: 1402036280
ISBN 13: 9781402036286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management Book Review:

Most of the world’s population lives close to the coast and is highly dependent on coastal resources, which are being exploited at unsustainable rates. These resources are being subject to further pressures associated with population increase and the globalization of coastal resource demand. This is particularly so for the Asia-Pacific region which contains almost two thirds of the world’s population and most of the world’s coastal megacities. The region has globally important atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, which affect world climate such as the Asian Monsoon and the El-Niño Southern Oscillation phenomena. The Asia-Pacific region also has highly significant marine diversity but over the last few decades, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fisheries have experienced large-scale depletion. The need to find appropriate management solutions to these and other coastal issues is made more complex by the need to take account of international scientific predictions for global climate change and sea-level rise which will further impact on these coasts. The idea for this book arose from a meeting of coastal scientists in Kobe, Japan in May 2003. The meeting was organized by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), an inter-governmental network, comprising 21 member countries, for the promotion of global change research and links between science and policy making in the region.

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals
Author: Bommanna G. Loganathan,Paul Kwan-Sing Lam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 1439838313
ISBN 13: 9781439838310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals Book Review:

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.

Integrated Air Quality Management

Integrated Air Quality Management
Author: Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN 10: 1439862265
ISBN 13: 9781439862261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Air Quality Management Book Review:

The steady growth in the number of vehicles on the road, heavy reliance on coal, use of dirty fuels for residential combustion, and extensive open burning are some of the major factors leading to the progressive deterioration of air quality in developing countries in Asia. And despite efforts to establish and implement air quality measurement systems, the development of infrastructure, environmental technology, and management practices continues to lag behind the rate of emission increase. Based on ten years of coordinated research, Integrated Air Quality Management: Asian Case Studies discusses technical and policy tools for the integrated air quality management of developing countries in Asia. The book begins with an overview of major issues of air quality management practices in developing Asia and potential approaches to reduce pollution, including opportunities for integration of air quality improvement and climate migration strategies. It covers the methodology and results of fine particulate matter monitoring using traditional filter-based and satellite monitoring techniques. It examines the applications of a 3D dispersion modeling tool for urban and regional air quality management focusing on surface ozone, fine particulate matter, and acid deposition. The final chapters discuss innovative control technologies for gaseous air pollutants and illustrate the integrated air quality management in developing Asia through case studies for target source categories including agricultural residue field burning, vehicle emissions, brick kilns, and industrial VOC emission. Illustrated with case studies, this book presents an integrated air quality management methodology that employs technical and policy tools to achieve air quality goals. It includes technical information and policy recommendations based on the outcomes of several multi-year air quality research programs coordinated by the Asian Institute of Technology. The text combines fundamental information and advanced knowledge useful to large audiences dealing with subjects of integrated air quality management.