With Special Reference to

Hot and Cold Climates

Edited by:

Philippe Bourdeau -- Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium

John A. Haines - International Programme on Chemical Safety, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Werner Klein - Fraunhofer-Institut fur Umweltchemie und Okotoxikologie, Schmallenberg- Grafschaft, Federal Republic of Germany

C. R. Krishna Murti - Chairman, Scientific Commission for Bhopal Studies, New Delhi, Madras, India

Published on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU),

and the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)

of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

and the International Labour Organization (ILO)



Chichester, New York, Brisbane, Toronto, Singapore

Copyright 1989: by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

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Title Pages

Forword and Preface

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction, Conclusions, and Recommendations

1. 0 Introduction, General Conclusions, and Recommedations

Chapter 2. Background: World's Climate and Ecosystems: Global Transport of Chemicals

2.1 Climates of the world seen from an ecotoxicological perspective - G.A McKay and M.K. Thomas

2.2 Ecosystems of the world - E.F. Bruenig

2.3 Atmospheric transport of chemicals - D.R. Miller and C.A. Robinson

2.4 Aquatic transport of chemicals - E.D. Goldberg

Chapter 3. Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Chemical Exposure in Tropical, Arid and Cold Regions

3.1 Mobility of environmental chemicals, including abiotic degradation - W. Klein

3.2 Biotic degradation of pollutants - F. Matsumura

3.3 Chemicals in cold environments - D.R. Miller

3.4 Chemicals in tropical and arid regions - C.R. Krishna Murti

Chapter 4. Effects of Environmental Chemicals on Biota and Ecosystems inTropical, Arid and Cold Regions

4.1 Effects of temperature and humidity on ecotoxicology of chemicals - P.N. Viswanathan and C.R. Krishna Murti

4.2 Effects in arid regions - A.S. and R.Y. Perry

4.3 Effects in marine ecosystems - J.P. Lay and A. Zsolnay

4.4 Effects in artic and subartic systems - D.R. Miller

4.5 Effects on domestic animals - R.K. Ringer

Chapter 5. Case Studies