Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Great Lakes
Pollution threatens the Laurentian Great Lakes and is a serious problem. This book examines what is known about the major classes of persistent toxic organic pollutants. Agricultural runoff, urban waste, industrial discharge, landfill leachate, and atmospheric deposition, are all to blame. Contamination of the various ecosystems is reviewed, and what is known about the effects of this pollution. This volume provides an invaluable resource for those in environmental research, measurements, and decision making concerning the Great Lakes.
Persistent toxic organic pollutants are now a serious problem also in the Great Lakes regionBrings together what is known about the major classes of these pollutants in this areaEach chapter reviews our knowledge of the contamination of the various parts of the Great Lakes ecosystems and respective trends. Detailed information is presented on the major classes of these compounds, e.g. PCBs, dioxins, PAHs, flame retardants, etc.