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Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series: Series Number 8

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Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series: Series Number 8
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This authoritative volume reviews the environmental chemistry and toxicological effects of a marine pollutant of exceptional potency, tributyltin (TBT), and outlines the international response to control TBT. TBT compounds have been widely utilized in marine anti-fouling paint formulations to obtain increased fuel efficiencies and long lifetimes for maritime vessels and structures. However, its extreme toxicity has resulted in numerous adverse biological effects, and its persistence ensures that such problems are likely to continue. A wide variety of disciplines are brought together to illustrate the general principles, pathways and problems involved in identifying and quantifying an environmental toxin, elucidating deleterious biological consequences, and the legal framework that can invoke mitigation via regulation. This text not only has wide appeal for undergraduate courses in environmental science, chemistry and marine ecology, but also forms a valuable sourcebook for environmental planners and serves as a 'successful' case study for undergraduate courses in environmental law, planning and science.
Release date NZ
March 19th, 2009
Contributor
Edited by Stephen J. De Mora
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
32 Tables, unspecified; 9 Halftones, unspecified; 27 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
170x244x17
ISBN-13
9780521105125
Product ID
2964506

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