Understanding Environmental Pollution

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9780613920605: Understanding Environmental Pollution

A lucidly-written and thorough approach to comprehending pollution issues, Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically addresses issues from global stratospheric ozone depletion to personal pollution in the home. The author identifies pollutants and their sources, addresses the risks to humans and the environment, and discusses what is being done to reduce emissions. Although it focuses on the United States, this book considers the global implications of local pollution and stresses both individual and corporate responsibility. The book provides basic concepts in toxicology and risk assessment next to contrary opinions on major issues, enabling curious undergraduate students to evaluate environmental problems, realizing that there may not be a "right" answer.

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A lucidly-written approach to comprehending pollution issues, Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically addresses issues from ozone depletion to pollution in the home. Hill identifies pollutants and their sources, addresses the risks to humans and the environment, and discusses what is being done to reduce emissions. She considers the global implications of local pollution and stresses both individual and corporate responsibility. This book provides basic concepts in toxicology and risk assessment along with contrary opinions on major issues.

About the Author:

Marquita Hill is currently Adjunct Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Formerly of the University of Maine, she developed a number of environmental courses during her time there, including 'Issues in Environmental Pollution', an interdisciplinary introductory course. For seven years she was a visiting scholar in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was a founding member and first president of the Green Campus Consortium, an organization devoted to finding sustainable means of management for the state's higher-education institutions.

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