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Air Pollution and Health in Rapidly Developing Countries

Edited By: Gordon McGranahan and Frank Murray

227 pages, Figs, tabs

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Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137676 | ISBN: 185383985X
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137678 | ISBN: 1853839663
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About this book

Addresses issues important to developing countries where polluting activities have been growing but local research and preventive and protective measures are undeveloped. There have been no previous attempts to synthesize recent developments on air pollution and health in a form relevant to developing countries. This book will fill the gap.

'This really interesting book covers each aspect of air pollution in surprising detail for a volume of such modest size.' Intermediate Technology Development Group 'The work largely succeeds in setting forth the case for additional controls on urban air pollution in developing countries. Recommended [for] graduate students through professionals.' Choice 'essential reading for pollution and health policy-makers, researchers and others concerned with air pollution and health in developing countries' Science of Science


Contents

Introduction; Health-Damaging Air Pollution; The Americas And Europe; Developing Countries; Local Ambient Air Quality Management; Rapid Assessment: Making Optimal Use Of Data For Policy And Decision-Making; A Systematic Approach To Air Quality Management; Indoor Air Pollution; Vehicle Emissions; Air Quality In Hong Kong: 1988-97; Santiago, Chile; Greater Johannesburg; Bibliography, Index

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Biography

Gordon McGranahan is Director of the Human Settlements Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development, (IIED) and is lead author of a recent book, The Citizens at Risk (2001).

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