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Environmental Challenges in the Pacific Basin

Edited by Edited by David O. Carpenter (Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, New York)
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Environmental Challenges in the Pacific Basin

Published: October 2008

Volume 1140

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New methods for remediation of various contaminants are presented. Several papers present information on “new” contaminants, substances not previously recognized as being dangerous. These include E-waste, brominated flame retardants and other chemicals. The implications of global climate change are discussed in relation to effects both on the ecosystem and on human health. Particular focus is directed at the effects of environmental contaminants on children’s health. This volume of papers from senior scientists from the US, experts from the World Health Organization and scientists from many of the countries in the Pacific Basin gives a global view of environment and health issues, presenting data from China that is not widely available in the English language literature.