Lead, Mercury, Cadmium
and Arsenic in the Environment

Edited by:

T. C. Hutchinson


K.M. Meema
Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Published on behalf of the:

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

of the

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)



Chichester, New York, Brisbane, Toronto,

Copyright 1987: Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

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Title Pages
Table of Contents
Participants of the Workshop
Workshop Summary - T. C. Hutchinson


Chapter 1. Lead - J. Jaworski
Chapter 2. Mercury - S.E. Lindberg
Chapter 3. Cadmium - M. Hutton
Chapter 4. Arsenic - P. Buat-Menard
Chapter 5. The Need for Standard Reference Material for Metal Analyses - C.R. Krishna Murti


Chapter 6. Human Health Concerns of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic - M. Hutton
Chapter 7. Atmospheric Emissions of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury from High Temperature
Processes in Power Generation and Industry
- J.M. Pacyna
Chapter 8. Emission and Deposition of Atmospheric Mercury Vapor - S.E Lindberg
Chapter 9. Impact of Long-range Atmospheric Transport of Heavy Metals to the Terrestrial Environment in Norway - E. Steinnes
Chapter 10. Cadmium Levels in Soils and Crops in the United States - A.L. Page, A.C. Chang and Mohamed El-Amamy
Chapter 11. Metal Transfer Across the Air-Sea Interface: Myths and Mysteries - P. Buat Menard and R.A. Duce
Chapter 12. Speciation and Cycling of Arsenic, Cadmium Lead and Mercury in Natural Waters - D.R. Turner
Chapter 13. Studies of Heavy Metal Pollution in Australia with Particular Emphnasis on Aquatic Systems - B.T. Hart and P.S. Lake
Chapter 14. A Review on Lead Contamination of Hong Kong's Environment - M.H. Wong
Chapter 15. The Distribution of Trace Metals in Aswan High Dam Reservoir and River Nile Ecosystems - M.R. Lasheen
Chapter 16. Bioaccumulation of Mercury by Aquatic Biota in Hydroelectric Reservoirs: A Review and Consideration of Mechanisms - P.M. Stokes and C.D. Wren
Chapter 17. Global Cycling of Arsenic - D.C. Chilvers and P.J. Peterson
Chapter 18. Dispersion of Cadmium, Lead and Zinc in Soils and Sediments of a Humid Tropical Ecosystem in Nigeria - M.A. Olade
Chapter 19. The Cycling of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury in India - C.R. Krishna Murti
Chapter 20. Heavy Metal Pollution and the Need for Monitoring: Illustrated for Developing Countries in West Africa - M.A. Olade
Chapter 21. Monitoring of Heavy Metals - A Proposed Strategy for Developing Countries - P. Denny

Subject Index