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Copper: Environmental Health Criteria 200 (International Program on Chemical Safety)

ISBN13: 9789241572002
ISBN: 9241572000
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $86.4
Publisher: World Health Organization
Published Date:
Pages: 382

This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to copper a malleable metal found naturally in a wide variety of mineral salts and organic compounds and in the metallic form. Copper is an essential element for all biota. It is widely used in cooking utensils and water distribution systems in fertilizers, bactericides, fungicides, algicides, and antifouling paints and in animal feed additives and growth promoters. Industrial applications include use as an activator in froth flotation and sulfide ores in the production of wood preservatives in electroplating and in the manufacturing of azo-dyes.