Keywords: copper mining, copper pollution, atmospheric pollution, lead mining, lead pollution, teeth, environmental pollution, air pollution, history, evolution
Selections from the history of environmental pollution, with special attention to air pollution. Part 1.
Several comprehensive publications have been issued recently on the environmental pollution of past times (e.g. Tylecote, 1976; Nriagu, 1983a; Brimblecombe, 1987a; Goldstein, 1988; Healy, 1988; Brimblecombe and Pfister, 1990; Hughes, 1993; Markham, 1994; Brimblecombe, 1995; Karatzas, 2000, 2001; McNeill, 2001; Meszaros, 2001). The aim of this study is to give an overview of information on the subject – mainly related to ancient times.