Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia, ed. Ito, Osamu, Ishikawa-Takashita, Eiko, Iino, Fukuya, Shibata, Yasuyuki and Morita, Masatoshi (Tokyo: United Nations University, 2016).

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  • Editor Ito, Osamu
    Ishikawa-Takashita, Eiko
    Iino, Fukuya
    Shibata, Yasuyuki
    Morita, Masatoshi
    Title Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia
    Publication Date 2016-01
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 288
    Language eng
    Abstract A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the United Nations University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996, “Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in the East Asian Region”, to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project’s activities for 15 years, and reports the present status of the project, touching on the future development of the project by analysing challenges ahead of the project.
    Keyword Sound chemical management
    Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9789280845
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