- Major revisions to sections on global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion
- Discussion of public policy concerns, with a focus on air quality standards for ozone depletion and global warming
- Overview of toxicological principles and risk assessment
- A glossary of key terms, a Web resource guide, and metric/US units conversion tables
- Analysis of the control of emissions from stationary sourcesThe welfare effects of air quality on materials, as well as crops, plants, trees, and other organisms
Ozone-destroying chemicals, greenhouse gases, and dangerous airborne substances that were once thought to be benign are the most urgent issues facing air pollution control experts. Students need a thorough, updated reference that explores these current trends while also covering the fundamental concepts of this emerging discipline.
A new revision of a bestseller, Air Quality, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview air quality issues, including a better understanding of atmospheric chemistry, the effects of pollution on public health and the environment, and the technology and regulatory practices used to achieve air quality goals.
New sections cover toxicological principles and risk assessment. The book also contains revised discussions on public policy concerns, with a focus on air quality standards for ozone depletion and global warming, and the health effects of particulate air pollutants.
This edition continues to serve as a very readable text for advanced level undergraduate and early graduate study in environmental science, environmental management, and in programs related to the study of public health, industrial hygiene, and pollution control.