Understanding Environmental Pollution: A Primer

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Cambridge University Press, 26 aug. 2004 - 468 pagini
Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically introduces pollution issues to students and others with little scientific background. The first edition received excellent reviews, and the new edition has been completely refined and updated. The book moves from the definition of pollution and how pollutants behave, to air and water pollution basics, pollution and global change, solid waste, and pollution in the home. It also discusses persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals, and pesticides, and it places greater stress on global pollutants. The relationship between energy generation and use, and pollution is stressed, as well as the importance of going beyond pollution control, to pollution prevention. Impacts on human and environmental health are emphasized throughout. Students are often invited to come to their own conclusions after having been presented with a variety of opinions. This textbook 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
251
Hazardous waste
280
Energy
301
Persistent bioaccumulative and toxic
337
Metals
348
Pesticides
370
Pollution at home
399
Zero waste zero emissions
425

Water pollution
197
Drinkingwater pollution
237
Index
450
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Marquita Hill has developed several environmental courses at the University of Maine.

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