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Environmental Problems of East African Region. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 12
United Nations Environment Programme

Decision 8/13 (C) of the eighth session of the governing council of UNEP called for the development of an action plan for the protection and development of marine and coastal environments Of East African region. As a result, UNEP in 1981 organized joint UNEP/UN/UNIDO/FAO/UNESCO/WHO/IMCO/IUCN exploratory mission which visited the eight states of the region in order to assess each states interest in participating in a future regional programme and make preliminary assessment of environmental assessment of the environmental problems in the region, including the problems related to the environmentally sound management of marine resources and activities influencing the quality of the marine and coastal ecosystems


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1982
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Global Assessment of Tropical Forest Resources (The)
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

This assessment represents the first attempt to gather together the wealth of information on tropical forest resources that is scattered throughout the world literature, together with the mass of unpublished data held in national agencies and at international centres.


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1982
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Achievements and Planned Development of UNEP's Regional Seas Programme and Comparable Programmes Sponsored by Other Bodies - Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 1
United Nations Environment Programme

The regional sea programme was initiated in 1974 to have regional approach to control marine pollution and management.


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1982
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Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Living Resources of the East African Region. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No.11
United Nations Environment Programme

Decision 8/13 (C) of the eighth session of the governing council of UNEP called for the development of an action plan for the protection and development of marine and coastal environments Of East African region. As a result, UNEP in 1981 organized joint UNEP/UN/UNIDO/FAO/UNESCO/WHO/IMCO/IUCN exploratory mission which visited the eight states of the region in order to assess each states interest in participating in a future regional programme and make preliminary assessment of environmental assessment of the environmental problems in the region, including the problems related to the environmentally sound management of marine resources and activities influencing the quality of the marine and coastal ecosystems


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1982
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Exposure Commitment Assessments of Environmental Pollutants Volume 2: Summary Exposure Assessments for PCBs, Selenium, Chromium – MARC Report Number 28
United Nations Environment Programme, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre

In this report, PCBs, selenium and chromium are considered. Representative background levels of these pollutants in air, soil, water and diet due to natural and man-made sources are indicated. The intake rates by man are estimated and distribution and retention in the body are discussed. For each pollutant, a pathway analysis is conducted in which quantitative transfer relationships are developed. The contributions of inhalation and ingestion pathways to the current concentrations of the pollutants in man are evaluated.


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1982
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Cadmium in the European Community: A Prospective Assessment of Sources, Human Exposure and Environmental Impact – MARC Report Number 26
United Nations Environment Programme, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre

This study quantifies the sources of cadmium in the European Community (EC), reviews the concentrations found in the physical environment and its biotic components, and assesses current and future human exposure in the region. No attempt has been made to evaluate cadmium toxicity data generated from human studies or experimentally dosed animals. The risk of adverse health effects in humans is considered only in relation to the magnitude of exposure.


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1982