Preface.- Introduction.- International and Regional Perspectives.- Monitoring and Analytical Methods.- Chemical and Physical Processes.- Human Exposure.- Regional Case Studies.- Glossary.- Acronyms.- Abbreviations.-Subject Index.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment, and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Increasing mercury usage and the lack of emission control policy, especially in fast developing countries, represent a complex environmental and political issue that can only benefit from more accurate measurement.
An important contribution to the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council in 2005
Serve as the basis for negotiating an international protocol for mercury reduction
A reference for international environmental policy makers