The Particulate Air Pollution Controversy A Case Study And Lessons Learned Robert F. Phalen

ISBN: 9781402072253

Published: October 31st 2002

Hardcover

128 pages


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The Particulate Air Pollution Controversy A Case Study And Lessons Learned  by  Robert F. Phalen

The Particulate Air Pollution Controversy A Case Study And Lessons Learned by Robert F. Phalen
October 31st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781402072253 | 3.53 Mb

Do levels of particulate air pollutants claim thousands of lives yearly, or is the actual risk negligible? Scientists, regulators, legislators, producers, and portions of the lay public are all attempting to understand and respond to recentMoreDo levels of particulate air pollutants claim thousands of lives yearly, or is the actual risk negligible? Scientists, regulators, legislators, producers, and portions of the lay public are all attempting to understand and respond to recent scientific findings that have significant consequences regarding public health, the economy and how hundreds of research programs are funded and guided.

This concise book presents the relevant scientific data, historical developments, unsolved problems, and new research opportunities related to particulate air pollution and human health. Included are chapters on the nature of particulate air pollution, fates and toxicity of inhaled particles, evidence of harmful effects of air pollution, events that led to the current controversy, interpretation of modern epidemiology studies, needed research, challenges to commonly accepted ideas about pollutants and health, and recommendations for scientists, regulators, legislators, the public and industry.

Modern technologies and rigorous efforts to control air emissions have produced significant improvements in air quality.



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