Understanding Environmental Pollution: A Primer

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Cambridge University Press, 26 aug. 2004 - 468 pagini
Introducing pollution issues to students and others with little scientific background, this new edition of a well-received textbook has been completely revised and updated. Starting with the definition of pollution and how pollutants behave, it progresses to covering air and water pollution basics, pollution and global change, solid waste, and pollution in the home. The book provides the basic concepts of pollution, toxicology and risk assessment for non-science majors as well as environmental science students.
 

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Understanding pollution
1
Reducing pollution
30
Chemical toxicity
51
Chemical exposures and risk assessment
81
Air pollution
107
Acidic deposition
142
Global climate change
154
Stratosphericozone depletion
181
Solid waste
253
Hazardous waste
282
Energy
303
Persistent bioaccumulative and toxic
339
Metals
350
Pesticides
372
Pollution at home
401
Zero waste zero emissions
427

Water pollution
199
Drinkingwater pollution
239

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Marquita Hill has developed several environmental courses at the University of Maine.

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