Pollution Exposure Books

  • NGOs acquire land in Brazil to create wildlife corridor

    The acquired land plot is located in a region of the Atlantic Forest, and will be connected to the Poço das Antas reserve by a bridge that will cross over a major ...

  • Petroleum road tanker drivers: Evaluation and exposure to noise

    Petroleum road tanker drivers may be exposed to moderate, but potentially significant, levels of noise exposure whilst at work.This publication reviews the health effects of noise and occupational exposure data from several companies. It also reviews sources of noise and suggests methods to reduce exposure to as low as is reasonably ...

  • Practical Guide to the Operation and Optimisation of Activated Sludge

    The provision of sanitation and the separation of water and sewage functions in developed nations has beenthe single most important step to improving public health at the population ...

  • Environmental Catalysis over Gold-Based Materials

    Being an inert noble metal, gold was largely overlooked as a catalyst until the mid 1980's when its nano-form was used in the first catalytic aldol reaction. Today gold has the potential for many new catalytic applications and is being investigated at a higher rate than ever before, prompting the need for an authoritative monograph on gold and its ...

  • Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring - Volume 2

    Human biomonitoring has developed from a research tool in occupational and environmental health to identify and quantify exposures to harmful substances in urine and blood. The analytical methods for detection of substances in biological media have considerably improved with smaller detection limits and more precise and specific measurements. ...

  • Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring - Volume 1

    Human biomonitoring has developed from a research tool in occupational and environmental health to identify and quantify exposures to harmful substances in urine and blood. The analytical methods for detection of substances in biological media have considerably improved with smaller detection limits and more precise and specific measurements. ...

  • Plastics (I): D256 - D3159

    These 3 volumes, 08.01 thru 08.03, feature over 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties. ...

  • Plastics (II): D3222 - D5083

    These 3 volumes, 08.01 thru 08.03, feature over 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties. ...

  • Plastics (I): D256 - D3159

    These 3 volumes, 08.01 thru 08.03, feature over 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties. ...

  • Plastics (II): D3222 - D5083

    These 3 volumes, 08.01 thru 08.03, feature over 429 plastics-related standards, including test methods that establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties. ...

  • Negotiate: Reaching agreements over water

    This publication will help water professionals negotiate workable agreements on how best to manage water resources. It will guide users through ways of building meaningful participation of stakeholders into decision making over water. It is targeted at those interested in designing, leading, or participating in processes to enhance water resource ...

  • Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety, Second Edition

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is one of the industries with the highest injury rates. This long overdue second edition of William Charney’s seminal work covers exposure paradigms and offers solutions and models of protection. Extensively updated, the new edition includes new information on technology to protect healthcare ...

  • Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?

    The stakes in the debate over global warming are high. If human activities are causing a major warming of the earth’s atmosphere, then actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions costing hundreds of billions of dollars would be ...

  • Shared Resources: Issues of Governance

    This publication examines the characteristics of successful transboundary resource management. Various cases of different shared resources, from water to fish to air, are described and their strengths and weaknesses analysed.Successful management of transboundary resources is growing in relevance as resources become sparse and conflicts over them ...

  • Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

    SummaryOver the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are ...

  • Air Quality in Urban Environments

    Urban air quality is a topic which remains high on the scientific and political agenda. Concentrations of most air pollutants are higher in urban areas than in the surrounding rural regions, and given the high population densities, it is within urban areas that the majority of the population receive their air pollutant exposure. Despite the ...

  • Natural Arsenic in Groundwaters of Latin America

    Groundwater resources naturally contain rather high levels of arsenic in many parts of the world. During the last two decades, the As-containing groundwater in South-East Asia has received much attention. However, the situation seems to be equally important in Latin America, where the number of studies is still relatively low, and the extent and ...

  • Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa`s Oil Prize

    Crude Continent is a path-breaking insight on this key global frontier for world players, and the first African historiography of oil in both Sub-Saharan and Maghreb oil states and all frontiers. It provides new interpretations on the oil game, the internal struggles over oil resources, the role of Great Powers, and the long and continuing ...

  • Nanotechnology and the Environment

    Nanomaterials' unique properties offer revolutionary means to optimize a variety of products, including electronics, textiles, paintings and coatings, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. However, these same properties mean that nanoscale materials can behave differently in the human body and the environment than conventional materials. ...

  • Essential Environmental Studies

    Designed as a core textbook, this volume contains 50 chapters that provide comprehensive and up-to-date information in a simple and lucid form. Coverage includes natural resources (energy, land, forests, water, food), conservation, biodiversity, pollution (air, water, soil, etc.) pollution prevention and remediation, social implications of ...

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