Environmental Pollution and Health


By V K Ahluwalia, The Energy and Resources Institute, TERI , August, 2014

Pollution as we know is an undesirable change in the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the environment. Environmental Pollution and Health expounds the three main types of environmental pollution—air, water, and land—and their effects on human health. It also focuses on photochemical air pollution, marine pollution, thermal pollution, noise pollution, and radioactive pollution and their effects on human health. The book also discusses the impact on the health of the human beings by factors other than pollutants. These factors include occupation of a person, stress, global warming, and ozone layer depletion. Finally, the author has dealt with various types of wastes generated in different establishments and how they should be managed.

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