Tagged on: Chemicals and Waste

Chapters and Articles
Antimicrobial Resistance: Investigating the Environmental Dimension - Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
Gaze, William, Depledge, Michael

Antibiotic pharmaceuticals are used around the world to treat and prevent bacterial infections in humans, animals and even plants. They have also been used widely as growth promoters to increase meat production, although this practice was banned in the European Union in 2006. While the misuse of antibiotics in medical and agricultural practices has been linked to increasing resistance, the role of the natural environment in the emergence and spread of resistance has received relatively little attention.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Nanomaterials: Applying the Precautionary Principle - Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
McGlade, Jacqueline

The recent advances in nanotechnology and nanoscience have introduced nanoscale materials with emergent physical and chemical properties to transform the world.


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2017
Reports and Books
Towards a Pollution-Free Planet: Background Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Pollution today is pervasive and persistent. While the world has achieved significant economic growth over the past few decades, it has been accompanied by large amounts of pollution, with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems and the ways in which some of the major Earth system processes, such as the climate, are functioning. This report describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes 50 focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms. The report is a call to act towards a pollution-free planet.


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2017
Reports and Books
Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results - A Nine Country Study
United Nations Environment Programme

A total of 234 cans of enamel decorative paints were purchased in retail establishments in the following nine countries: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, and Uruguay. An additional 10 cans of anti-corrosive enamel paints were purchased in Côte d'Ivoire. All the paints – the 234 samples of decorative paints and the 10 samples of anti-corrosive paints – were tested for their total lead content, and dry weight.


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2013
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Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results Annex 1: Country by Country Results
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013
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Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results Annex 2: Materials and Methods, including Analytical Laboratory Results and Quality Control Procedures
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013
Book/Report
UNEP Emerging Issues: Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security
United Nations Environment Programme

Carbon dioxide is altering the chemistry of the surface oceans and causing them to become more acidic. From scientists and marine resource managers, to policy and decision-makers, there is growing concern that the process called ocean acidification could have significant consequences on marine organisms which may alter species composition, disrupt marine food webs and ecosystems and potentially damage fishing, tourism and other human activities connected to the seas.


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2010
Reports and Books
Application of Gas Liquid Chromatography in the Fusariotoxin Analysis (Trychothecene, Zearalenone)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) 1s commonly used for the identification and quantitative determination of a number of mycotoxine in foodstuffs and fodder.


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Alimentary Toxic Aleukia: Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathogenenesis, Clinical Manifestations, Therapy
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Air and Water Pollution: Sources of Information and Bibliography
United Nations Environment Programme

This bibliography covers the preliminary aspects of information gathering, the policy and legal aspects of decision-making, and the technical choices regarding treatment and disposal. Within each topic a selection of references has been given to orient the reader, and to provide factual information. A number of handbooks and manuals are among the references, thus allowing further research into topics that could not be covered in the limited space here.


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