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Chromium in the Natural and Human Environments : Advances in Environmental Science and Technology - Jerome O. Nriagu

Chromium in the Natural and Human Environments

Advances in Environmental Science and Technology

By: Jerome O. Nriagu (Editor), Evert Nieboer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1988
ISBN: 9780471856436
Number Of Pages: 571

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Chromium and its compounds are widely used by modern industries resulting in large quantities of this element being discharged into the environment and there is now a growing concern about the effects of chromium in the environment. This volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the uses of chromium, its sources and occurrence in the air, water and soils. It gives a detailed and expert description of chromium chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and known health effects. It also contains a comprehensive compendium of epidemiological data listed according to exposure type along with models of toxicity. Most of the known environmental and health effects of chromium are treated here along with a discussion of dose-response relationships. A key aspect of the book and one of its most useful features is that it serves as a guide to the analytical procedures and their limitations that are suitable for use in environmental and biological monitoring.

Historical Perspectives (J. Nriagu).

Biological Chemistry of Chromium (E. Nieboer & A. Jusys).

Production and Uses of Chromium (J. Nriagu).

Atmospheric Emissions of Chromium from Natural and Anthropogenic Sources (J. Pacyna & J. Nriagu).

Distribution and Characteristic Features of Chromium in the Atmosphere (J. Nriagu, et al.).

Geochemistry of Chromium in the Oceans (L. Mayer).

Occurrence and Distribution of Chromium in Natural Waters of India (B. Handa).

Chromium Contamination of Groundwater (L. Calder).

Chromium Removal from Industrial Wastewaters (S. Beszedits).

Mobility and Bioavailability of Chromium in Soils (R. Bartlett & B. James).

Chromium Toxicity to Algae and Bacteria (P. Wong & J. Trevors).

The Significance of the Interactions of Chromium and Bacteria in Aquatic Habitats (M. Loutit, et al.).

Chromium Toxicity: Effects of Microogranisms with Special Reference to the Soil Matrix (R. Coleman).

Genetic Approaches in the Study of Chromium Toxicity and Resistance in Yeast and Bacteria (B.-I.


The Toxicity of Chromium to Fish (D. Holdway) Mutagenic and Other Genotoxic Effects of Chromium Compounds (E. Nieboer & S. Shaw).

Carcinogenicity of Chromium Compounds (A. Yassi & E. Nieboer).

Chromium Hypersensitivity (A. Haines & E. Nieboer).

Other Health Effects of Chromium Compounds (E. Nieboer & A. Yassi).


ISBN: 9780471856436
ISBN-10: 0471856436
Series: Advances in Environmental Science and Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 571
Published: 31st March 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.0  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1