From the reviews: "Persistent toxic organic pollutants are now a serious problem. This book brings together what is known about the major classes of these pollutants in the Great Lakes. Each chapter reviews the knowledge of the extent of contamination of the various parts of the Great Lakes ecosystems (air, water, sediment, fishes, birds, etc.) … . These reviews make this volume an invaluable resource for all those involved in environmental research and teaching, monitoring, and decision making." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, 2006)
Pollution threatens the Laurentian Great Lakes and is a serious problem. This book examines what is known about the major classes of persistent toxic organic pollutants. Agricultural runoff, urban waste, industrial discharge, landfill leachate, and atmospheric deposition, are all to blame. Contamination of the various ecosystems is reviewed, and what is known about the effects of this pollution. This volume provides an invaluable resource for those in environmental research, measurements, and decision making concerning the Great Lakes.