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Environmental Pollution, and Health

  • Author(s): V K Ahluwalia
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 130
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179934616
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.225.00 / US $16.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 202.00 / US $14.00

Book Details

Pollution as we know is an undesirable change in the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the environment. Environmental Pollution and Health expounds the three main types of environmental pollution—air, water, and land—and their effects on human health. It also focuses on photochemical air pollution, marine pollution, thermal pollution, noise pollution, and radioactive pollution and their effects on human health. The book also discusses the impact on the health of the human beings by factors other than pollutants. These factors include occupation of a person, stress, global warming, and ozone layer depletion. Finally, the author has dealt with various types of wastes generated in different establishments and how they should be managed.

Key Features

  • Describes the measures to be taken to control industrial wastes
  • Explains effects of radioactive pollutants on health
  • Elaborates the different types of wastes
  • Discusses how various types of wastes can be managed

Target Audience

    Undergraduates, Researchers, and Professionals of Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Public Health Studies, Environmental Sciences and Studies, Medical Sciences

Table of Contents

    1. INTRODUCTION
    Pollution
    Sources of Pollution
    Nature of Pollutants
    Pollution Monitoring
    Pollutant Stability
    Pollution Reduction
    Pollution and Health

    2. AIR POLLUTION
    Major Air Pollutants
    Sources of Air Pollutants
    Effects of Air Pollution
    Air Pollution in India
    Air Pollution and Health
    Control of Air Pollution

    3. WATER POLLUTION
    Major Water Pollutants
    Water Pollution in Various Water Bodies
    Status of Coastal and Estuarine Pollution in India
    Water Pollution and Health
    Control of Water Pollution
    River Water Pollution in India
    Lake Water Pollution

    4. SOIL POLLUTION
    Sources of Soil Pollution
    Environmental Concerns of Soil Pollution
    Harmful Effects of Soil Pollution
    Soil Pollution and Health
    Measures to Control Industrial Wastes
    Effects of Improper Disposal of Hazardous Wastes

    5. THERMAL AND NOISE POLLUTION
    Thermal Pollution
    Noise Pollution

    6. RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION
    Sources of Radioactive Pollution
    Radioactive Pollution and Health
    Control of Radioactive Pollution

    7. HEALTH HAZARDS DUE TO FACTORS OTHER THAN POLLUTION
    Occupation and Health
    Stress and Health
    Global Warming and Health
    Ozone Layer Depletion and Health

    8. MANAGEMENT OF WASTES
    Municipal Wastes
    Industrial Wastes
    Biomedical Waste
    Radioactive Wastes

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