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A citizen"s guide to air pollution

A citizen"s guide to air pollution

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Published by David Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver, BC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air -- Pollution.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by David V. Bates, Robert B. Caton ; [with a foreword by David Suzuki].
    ContributionsBates, David V., Caton, Robert B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD883 .C488 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 452 p. :
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18566344M
    ISBN 100968973124
    LC Control Number2008353649

    Whether considered a threat to the health of humans in particular or of the ecosystem in general, the problem of air pollution affects us all. In addition to the chemicals listed in the air toxins category of the Clean Air Act Amendments, smog, acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming all arise from air pollution. You can debate the prime causes óacid rain, excessive lumbering 5/5(1). A Citizens Guide to What Individuals and Communities Can Do to Help Meet the Goals of the Clean Air Act Amendments of Cover photos: Photos provided by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, an air quality agency serving the 13 million residents of the four county Los Angeles region. Air pollution control: It's.

    Abstract. Indoor air pollution has occurred since prehistoric times when people moved to live indoors and fire was brought into closed shelters for cooking and space heating , indoor air pollution caused by burning of traditional solid fuels such as woodfuel, agricultural residues, and dried animal dung in unvented cookstoves in rural areas of developing countries is not much different Cited by: 3. ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE 79 The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality Write to: Public Information Center PMB, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency M Street, SW i Washington, DC | or call: () j A Citizen's Guide to Pesticides Write to: Public Information Center PMB U.S. Environmental Protection Ageincy M.

    Nothing is as elemental, as essential to human life, as the air we breathe. Yet around the world, in rich countries and poor ones, it is quietly poisoning us. Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other. pollution, contamination of the environment as a result of human activities. The term pollution refers primarily to the fouling of air, water, and land by wastes (see air pollution; water pollution; solid waste).In recent years it has come to signify a wider range of disruptions to environmental quality.


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