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Main Title Degradation mechanisms : controlling the bioaccumulation of hazardous materials /
Author Rogers, Charles J., ; Landreth., Robert E.
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Author Title of a Work
Landreth, Robert E.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-670/2-75-005
Stock Number PB-240 748
OCLC Number 02098628
Subjects Hazardous substances--Biodegradation
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Hazardous materials ; Toxicology ; Photodegradation ; Environments ; Accumulation ; Deposits ; Degradation ; Wastes ; Pollution ; Food chains ; Insecticides ; Herbicides ; Metobolism ; Enzymes ; Detoxification ; Pesticide residues ; Body burdens ; Water pollution control ; Air pollution control
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EJBD  EPA 670-2-75-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/31/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-75-005 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-240 748 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 15 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Numerous toxic and hazardous compounds are being generated for commercial, industrial and agricultural uses. Most of these materials are eventually released into the environment. This study documented the existence of biological, chemical and physical transformation processes of hazardous wastes in the environment. It was determined that the rates of transformation of these hazardous materials, when applied and/or discharged to the environment, are slow. Case studies confirmed that persistency of certain hazardous materials results in the bioaccumulation of residues in living systems. A lack of knowledge of the fate and clinical manifestation of persistant residues in living systems dictates the need for implementation of the described scheme of control technology.
Includes bibliographical references. "Program element no. 1DB311." "January 1975." Report prepared by the Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Laboratory.