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Volume I in this series deals with organic chemicals that fall into the category of large production volumes and priority pollutants. This reference work is well organized and easy to follow. It provides not only data but a brief discussion of particular topics such as log octanol/water partition coefficient, biodegradation, abiotic degradation, and bioconcentration. The author's description of each of these topics extremely helpful, especially to those using these types of data for the first time. However, all terms used in these sections are not defined. While there are some minor differences in some physical data between this and other reference books, the author supplies the reference with the data, allowing one to easily find the original source. It is also important to realize that, while this is a good reference book, for fate and exposure data, no aquatic toxicity data are listed.
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