Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically introduces pollution issues to students and others with little scientific background. The first edition received excellent reviews, and the new edition has been completely refined and updated. The book moves from the definition of pollution and how pollutants behave, to air and water pollution basics, pollution and global change, solid waste, and pollution in the home. It also discusses persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals, and pesticides, and it places greater stress on global pollutants. The relationship between energy generation and use, and pollution is stressed, as well as the importance of going beyond pollution control, to pollution prevention. Impacts on human and environmental health are emphasized throughout. Students are often invited to come to their own conclusions after having been presented with a variety of opinions. This textbook provides the basic concepts of pollution, toxicology and risk assessment for non-science majors as well as environmental science students.
Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically introduces pollution issues to students and others with little scientific background. The first edition received excellent reviews, and the new edition has been completely refined and updated. The book moves from the definition of pollution and how pollutants behave, to air- and water-pollution basics, pollution and global change, solid waste, and pollution in the home. It also discusses persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals and pesticides, and places greater emphasis on global pollutants. The relationship between energy generation, its use, and pollution is stressed, as well as the importance of going beyond pollution control, to pollution prevention. Impacts on human and environmental health are emphasized throughout. Students are often invited to come to their own conclusions after having been presented with a variety of opinions. This textbook provides the basic concepts of pollution, toxicology, and risk assessment for non-science majors as well as environmental-science students. Marquita Hill developed a number of environmental courses at the University of Maine, including “Issues in Environmental Pollution,” an interdisciplinary introductory course, and “Pollution Prevention and Industrial Ecology” in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She was for 7 years a visiting scholar in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was a founding member and the first president of the Green Campus Consortium of Maine, an organization devoted to finding sustainable means of management for the state’s institutions of higher learning. Understanding Environmental Pollution A Primer Second Edition Marquita K. Hill Formerly of the University of Maine
This book discusses a broad range of statistical design and analysis methods that are particularly well suited to pollution data. It explains key statistical techniques in easy-to-comprehend terms and uses practical examples, exercises, and case studies to illustrate procedures. Dr. Gilbert begins by discussing a space-time framework for sampling pollutants. He then shows how to use statistical sample survey methods to estimate average and total amounts of pollutants in the environment, and how to determine the number of field samples and measurements to collect for this purpose. Then a broad range of statistical analysis methods are described and illustrated. These include: * determining the number of samples needed to find hot spots * analyzing pollution data that are lognormally distributed * testing for trends over time or space * estimating the magnitude of trends * comparing pollution data from two or more populations New areas discussed in this sourcebook include statistical techniques for data that are correlated, reported as less than the measurement detection limit, or obtained from field-composited samples. Nonparametric statistical analysis methods are emphasized since parametric procedures are often not appropriate for pollution data. This book also provides an illustrated comprehensive computer code for nonparametric trend detection and estimation analyses as well as nineteen statistical tables to permit easy application of the discussed statistical techniques. In addition, many publications are cited that deal with the design of pollution studies and the statistical analysis of pollution data. This sourcebook will be a useful tool for applied statisticians, ecologists, radioecologists, hydrologists, biologists, environmental engineers, and other professionals who deal with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of pollution in air, water, and soil.
The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological, scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaks in underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change. This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of the book's framework in generating meaningful action and policy solutions to current environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change, updating references and other materials throughout and incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.
An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution
Author: Roy M. Harrison
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
This third edition enhances the standing of the title by developing a more international approach. Bridging all the important environmental media such as the atmosphere, fresh waters, oceans and solid earth, it also emphasizes the inter-linkages between these media. The major human and environmental impacts of pollution are summarized, and case studies are included as illustrations of the measures needed for control. Worked examples and questions are included to facilitate both teaching and learning of the subject.
Provides information on the status of federal agencies' research activities on indoor environmental quality. It (1) characterizes the current scientific understanding of the health risks of pollutants commonly found in indoor environments & the sources of exposure to these pollutants; (2) provides information on the federal funding of indoor pollution-related research in recent years & the advances in the scientific understanding of indoor pollution & the ability to control it that have resulted from this spending; & (3) identifies the gaps in the knowledge & understanding of the problems & the solutions for dealing with it, as well as the implications for future research.
This text takes a unique approach to presenting environmental health to students. Rather than being organized around the traditional regulatory fields (air pollution, hazardous wastes, etc.), this book is structured around the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards. The author details the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and the modern lifestyle, while exploring our place within the global community. The book is an excellent introduction to environmental health for students of public health and health science. For Instructors: Instructor’s Manual PowerPoint Presentations TestBank additional Teaching Tools Companion Website - coming soon! For Students: Flashcards Glossary Weblinks Companion Website - coming soon!
This Book Is A Pioneering Effort To Meet The Challenging Requirements Of Understanding Environmental Pollution. The Book Has Been Written Especially To Fill The Need For A One-Volume General Discussion Of The Major Types Of Environmental Pollution Air, Water Noise, Solid Waste, Thermal, Marine, And Radiation Pollution And Their Adverse Effects On Man And On The Environment. Historical And Current Statistics Have Been Included Mainly From Indian, Japanese, Canadian And American Experiences In Order To Show The Progress That Has Been Made In The Past In Overcoming Some Types Of Pollution And Yet To Demonstrate The Magnitude Of Existing Problems.This Book Will Prove Useful To Students As Part Of Their General Education Or As An Early Step Towards An Environmental Career, To Teachers As An Aid In Developing Formal Environment Curricula Or In Incorporating Discussions Of Environmental Problems In Existing Courses And To Educated Laymen, As A Scientific Introduction To Pollutions And Its Control. This Book Will Prove As Useful Guide For Public Health Authorities And Industrial Organizations. Our Main Aim In Writing This Book Has Been To Show How It Is Possible To Enjoy The Benefits Of Technology Without Suffering The Evils Of Pollution. This Book Also Includes Legal Aspects Of Environmental Pollution.
Compiling knowledge gained through more than 50 years of experience in environmental engineering technology, this book illustrates the application of fundamental concepts in microbiology to provide a sound basis for the design and operation of various biological systems used in solving environmental challenges in the air, water, and soil. Environme