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TitleAir pollution : health and environmental impacts
Author edited by Bhola R. Gurjar, Luisa T. Molina, Chandra S.P. Ojha ; foreword by Mario J. Molina
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2010
Descript xxiii, 532 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


Air pollution is recognized as one of the leading contributors to the global environmental burden of disease, even in countries with relatively low concentrations of air pollution. Air Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts examines the effect of this complex problem on human health and the environment in different settings around the world. It not only covers general modeling, monitoring, and characterization techniques but also includes field studies and cases that offer valuable insight into region-specific issues. With contributions from a distinguished group of international experts, the book explores ways of controlling air pollution and mitigating its adverse effects on human health and the environment. Often taking a regional and global perspective, it discusses the monitoring and source characterization of air pollution, the theory and application of air quality modeling, health effects and risk assessment, and the environmental impacts of air pollution. The book also addresses air quality management and relevant policy issues. Along with providing an understanding of the scientific basis of air pollution, this volume helps readers better appreciate social and environmental determinants of public health and apply country-based research evidence to reduce health disparities and environmental inequalities. It also encourages futur research and policy action on the health and environmental consequences of air pollution from the local to global level. --Book Jacket


Air pollution: health and environmental concerns / Bhola R. Gurjar, Luisa T. Molina, and Chandra S.P. Ojha -- Air pollution monitoring and source characterization / Anita Lakhani, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, and Bhola R. Gurjar -- Air pollution modeling: theory and application / Chandra S.P. Ojha ... [et al.] -- Indoor air pollution and health effects / Radha Goyal and Mukesh Khare -- Effects of indoor air pollution from biolmass fuel use on women's health in India / Twisha Lahiri and Manas Ranjan Ray -- Health effects of urban air pollution in India / Manas Ranjan Ray and Twisha Lahiri -- Air pollutants exposure and health effects during the MILAGRO-MCMA2006 campaign / Horacio Tovalin ... [et al.] -- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: sources, distribution, and health implications / Nirat Rajput and Anita Lakhani -- Cellular mechanisms behing particulate matter air pollution-related health effects / Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno ... [et al.] -- Emission of airborne particulate matter in indoor environments: exposure and risk assessment / Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, See Siao Wei, and Sathrugnan Karthikeyan -- Estimation of health impacts due to PM[10] in major Indian cities / Prabhakar Nema and Sanjeev K. Goyal -- Health risk assessment and management for air toxics in Indian environment / Manju Mohan and Bhola R. Gurjar -- The economics of air pollution: theories, valuation methods, and policy aspects / Dilek Demirbas -- Elements of air quality management: atmospheric science tools for developing effective policy / Jeffrey R. Brook ... [et al.] -- Assessing ground-level ozone impacts to crops in parts of Asia and southern Africa: the regional air pollution in developing countries (RAPIDC) crops projects / Lisa D. Emberson ... [et al.] -- Impacts of air pollution on the ecosystem and human health: a sustainability perspective / Ioan Manuel Ciumasu and Naela Costica -- Regional and global environmental issues of air pollution / Luisa T. Molina and Bhola R. Gurjar

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