An Introduction to Pollution Science

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Roy M. Harrison
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2006 - Science - 332 pages
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Understanding pollution, its behaviour and impact is becoming increasingly important, as new technologies and legislation continually lower the tolerable levels of pollutants released into the environment. Introduction to Pollution Science draws upon sections of the authors' previous text Understanding our Environment and reflects the growing trend of a more sophisticated approach to teaching environmental science at university. This new revised book discusses the basics of environmental pollution drawing upon chemistry, physics and biological sciences. Written by leading experts in the field, Introduction to Pollution Science covers topics including pollution in the atmosphere, the world's waters and soil and land contamination. Subsequent sections discuss methods of investigating the environment, the impact of pollution on human health and ecological systems, and institutional mechanisms for pollution management. Each section includes worked examples and questions and is aimed at undergraduates studying environmental science, but will also be useful for others seeking knowledge of the field.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Atmosphere
8
A Chemical Contaminant
77
Soils and Land Contamination
122
Investigating the Environment
154
Ecological and Health Effects
212
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