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Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662677.001.0001

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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chapter:
(p.345) 15 Air Pollution
Source:
Occupational and Environmental Health
Author(s):

Horacio Riojas-Rodríguez

Isabelle Romieu

Mauricio Hernández-Ávila

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0018

This chapter describes the adverse effects of both outdoor air pollution and indoor air pollution. Various ambient air pollutants are described as well as their adverse health effects, including acute and chronic respiratory disorders, cardiac disorders, cerebrovascular disease, and cancer. A section deals with National Ambient Air Quality Standards of the Environmental Protection Agency for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, ozone, oxides of nitrogen, and carbon monoxide. Another section describes exposure assessment. The chapter also describes various measures to control hazardous air pollutants and prevent disorders related to air pollution. In addition, a section features indoor air pollution, including pollution due to burning of biomass for cooking and heat.

Keywords:   outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, particulate matter, ozone, carbon monoxide, lead, sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, biomass, National Ambient Air Quality Standards

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