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Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Author: Gwen O'Sullivan; Court Sandau
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants represents the state-of-the-art in environmental forensics in relation to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The book is a complete reference for practitioners and students, covering a range of topics from new analytical techniques to regulatory and legal status in the global community. Through case studies from leading international experts, real-world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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O'Sullivan, Gwen.
Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwen O'Sullivan; Court Sandau
ISBN: 9780444594518 0444594515
OCLC Number: 865332090
Notes: 2.3.10 Negligence Per Se Using Environmental Regulations.
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; List of Contributors; 1 Brief Overview: Discovery, Regulation, Properties, and Fate of POPs; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Brief History; 1.3 Chemistry and Properties of POPs; 1.3.1 Aqueous Solubility (Sw); 1.3.2 Air-Water Partition Coefficient (Kaw or H); 1.3.3 Melting Point; 1.3.4 Vapor Pressure; 1.3.5 Octanol Water Partition Coefficient; 1.3.6 Organic Carbon Water Partition Coefficient (log Koc); 1.4 Environmental Behavior; 1.4.1 Transportation/Long-Range Atmospheric Transportation. 1.4.2 Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification1.5 How to Use This Book; 1.5.1 Brief Overview: Discovery, Regulation, Properties, and Fate of POPs; 1.5.2 Environmental Regulation and Litigation; 1.5.3 Analytical Methodology of POPs; 1.5.4 Sample Collection and Management for Environmental Forensic Investigations; 1.5.5 Biomonitoring for POPs; 1.5.6 Atmospheric Fate and Behavior of POPs; 1.5.7 POPs in the Terrestrial Environment; 1.5.8 POPs in the Marine and Freshwater Environments; References; 2 Environmental Regulation and Litigation; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Regulations. 2.2.1 The United States of America2.2.1.1 Treaties; 2.2.1.2 Federal Statute; 2.2.2 Canada; 2.2.2.1 Canadian Environmental Protection Act SC 1999, c 33; 2.2.2.1.1 Virtual Elimination of Toxic Substances; 2.2.2.1.2 Publication after Assessment; 2.2.2.1.3 Schedule I-List of Toxic Substances; 2.2.2.2 Fisheries Act RSC 1985, c F-14; 2.3 Legal Proceedings in the United States; 2.3.1 Tort Claims for Personal Injury; 2.3.2 A Duty of Care that the Defendant Owes to the Plaintiff; 2.3.3 A Breach of that Duty of Care; 2.3.4 Causation of an Injury to the Plaintiff. 2.3.5 Resulting Damages to the Plaintiff2.3.6 Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Cases; 2.3.6.1 General Standards Applying to Scientific Expert Testimony; 2.3.6.1.1 Qualification; 2.3.6.1.2 Reliability; 2.3.6.1.3 Relevance; Animal Studies; Case Studies; Other Ailments; Other Chemicals; 2.3.6.2 Expert Testimony Related to Causation; 2.3.6.2.1 General Causation; The Hill Factors for Causation; Relative Risk; 2.3.6.2.2 Specific Causation; Exposure; Differential Diagnosis; 2.3.7 Admissibility of Scientific Testimony Regarding POPs; 2.3.7.1 Gen. Elec. Co. v. Joiner, 522 U.S. 136 (1997). 2.3.7.2 In Re Paoli R.R. Yard PCB Litig., 35 F.3d 717 (3d Cir. 1994)2.3.7.3 Nelson v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., 243 F.3d 244 (6th Cir. 2008); 2.3.7.4 In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litig., 611 F. Supp. 1223 (E.D.N.Y. 1985); 2.3.7.5 Bibb v. Monsanto Co., No. 04-C-4645 (W. Va. 2011); 2.3.7.6 Bandura v. Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc., 664 F. Supp. 1218 (N.D. Ill. 1987); 2.3.7.7 Jones v. U.S., 698 F. Supp. 826 (D. Haw. 1988); 2.3.7.8 Townsend v. Eastern Chemical Waste Sys., 234 S.W.3d. 452 (Mo. Ct. App. 2007); 2.3.8 Chain of Custody; 2.3.9 Aerial Photography.

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