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Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals I
Fate and Exposure
edited by
Robert L. Lipnick et al

This book is aimed at examining persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic chemicals that undergo slow environmental degradation in air, water, and soil, bioaccumulate in fish and other organisms, and exhibit a high degree of toxicity.

Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Chemicals I examines the fate and behavior of these chemicals, and their food chain transfer and exposure. Chapters cover recent research results and reviews related to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), butyltin, toxaphene, dioxin, alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane and mercury.


  1. Fate and Behavior

    • History of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals
    • The `B' in PBT: Bioaccumulation
    • Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Coastal Atmosphere of the Mid-Atlantic States of the United States of America
    • Modeling Irreversible Sorption of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants in Natural Sediments
    • Persistence of a Petrolem Hydrocarbon Mixture in the Soil Profile During Leaching:
    • A Field Experiment
    • Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Poland: A History, Fate, and Occurrence
    • Plant Uptake of LAS and DEHP from Sludge Amended Soil
    • Resistant Desorption Kinetics of Chlorinated Organic Compounds from Contaminated Soil and Sediment
    • Emissions of Polychlorinated Biphenyls from Combustion Sources
    • Butyltin Compounds in Freshwater Ecosystems
    • Methylmercury Bioaccumulation Dependence on Northern Pike Age and Size in 20 Minnesota Lakes
    • Selective Persistence and Bioaccumulation of Toxaphene in a Coastal Wetland
    • Microbial Degradation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans

  2. Food Chain Transfer and Exposure

    • The Intake and Clearance of PCBs in Humans: A Generic Model of Lifetime Exposure
    • Persistence of DDT Residues and Dieldrin off a Pesticide Processing Plant in San Francisco Bay, California
    • Deposition of Atmospheric Semivolatile Organic Compounds to Vegetation
    • Hair Mercury Analysis and Its Application to Exposure Studies in NHEXAS and NHANES IV
    • Dioxins in Food from Animal Sources
    • Dioxin Body Burdens in California Populations
    • Biomagnification of Toxic PCB Congeners in the Lake Michigan Foodweb
    • Concentrations of Persistent Organochlorine Compunds in the Placenta and Milk of the Same Women

Author Index
Subject Index

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Fate and Exposure

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