Fluorides in the Environment

Effects on Plants and Animals

December 2003
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    11th December 2003
  • ISBN 9780851996837
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Fluoride pollution is a problem in all industrialized countries. The topic of fluorides in medicine and agriculture, and fluoridation of public water supplies is one that has attracted much controversy. This book aims to review the research findings, and provide a comprehensive reference on the effects of fluorides on plants and animals. It also includes information on conducting field surveys, establishing air quality criteria and standards, and the problems associated with fluoride analysis in air, water, soil and vegetation.

* The history of fluorine and sources of fluorides in the environment
* Uptake, transport and accumulation of inorganic fluorides by plants and animals
* Effects of inorganic fluorides on animals
* Effects of inorganic fluorides on plants and other organisms
* Some case histories involving fluoride contamination
* Monitoring and identifying effects of fluoride in the field
* Environmental standards to protect humans, other animals and plants
* Natural organofluorine compounds
* Manufactured organofluorine compounds

L H  Weinstein

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A  Davison

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