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Copper : Environmental Health Criteria - ILO


Environmental Health Criteria

By: ILO, Unep, Who, Ipcs

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9789241572002
Number Of Pages: 382

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This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to copper a malleable metal found naturally in a wide variety of mineral salts and organic compounds and in the metallic form. Copper is an essential element for all biota. It is widely used in cooking utensils and water distribution systems in fertilizers, bactericides, fungicides, algicides, and antifouling paints and in animal feed additives and growth promoters. Industrial applications include use as an activator in froth flotation and sulfide ores in the production of wood preservatives in electroplating and in the manufacturing of azo-dyes.

Environmental Health Criteria for Copper
Summary and Conclusionsp. 1
Identity, Physical and Chemical Properties and Analytical Methodsp. 12
Sources of Human and Environmental Exposurep. 25
Environmental Transport and Distributionp. 30
Environmental Levels and Human Exposurep. 51
Kinetics and Metabolism in Laboratory Animals and Humansp. 74
Effects on Laboratory Mammals and In Vitro Test Systemsp. 100
Effects on Humansp. 130
Effects on Other Organisms in the Laboratory and Fieldp. 173
Evaluation of Human Health Risks and Effects on the Environmentp. 254
Conclusions and Recommendations for Protection of Human Health and the Environmentp. 266
Further Researchp. 268
Previous Evaluations by International Bodiesp. 270
Referencesp. 271
Resume et Conclusionsp. 335
Resumen y Conclucionesp. 348
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ISBN: 9789241572002
ISBN-10: 9241572000
Series: Environmental Health Criteria : Book 200
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 1st March 1999
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.56