Books  Environmental Science  Effects of Contaminants 

Global Sources of Local Pollution: An Assessment of Long-Range Transport of Key Air Pollutants to and from the United States

248 pages, illus

National Academies Press (NAP)

Paperback | Jan 2010 | #191819 | ISBN-13: 9780309144018
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £31.99 $43/€36 approx

About this book

Recent advances in air pollution monitoring and modeling capabilities have made it possible to show that air pollution can be transported long distances and that adverse impacts of emitted pollutants cannot be confined to one country or even one continent. Pollutants from traffic, cooking stoves, and factories emitted half a world away can make the air we inhale today more hazardous for our health.

This book examines the impact of the long-range transport of four key air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants) on air quality and pollutant deposition in the United States. It also explores the environmental impacts of U.S. emissions on other parts of the world. The book recommends that the United States work with the international community to develop an integrated system for determining pollution sources and impacts and to design effective response strategies.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194