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Particles in the Air

The Deadliest Pollutant is One You Breathe Every Day

Autoren: Brugge, Doug

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  • Illustrates real-life case examples involving particulate matter air pollution and its health impacts
  • Details the dangers and potential sources of toxins affecting everyday life that are seldom talked about
  • Aims the subject matter at a popular audience to convey the overarching issues caused by dangerous air toxins
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Über dieses Buch

The book covers the three largest sources of particulate matter pollution in five chapters. These sources constitute three of the top ten public health problems in the world today and far outstrip any other environmental health threats in terms of health impact. The book begins with indoor solid fuel combustion for cooking in lower income countries and tells the story of how this problem was identified and recent efforts to eliminate it. The book next looks at tobacco smoking and second hand smoke, again reviewing the history of how these problems were identified scientifically and the fierce industry push back against the science. The last two chapters cover ambient particulate matter in the outdoor air. They address fine and ultrafine particles, describing the pioneering work on fine PM, the subsequent industry attacks on the scientists and then the emerging interest and concern about ultrafine particles, an area of research in which the author has participated. This book is geared towards non-scientists, including high school and college students.

Über die Autor*innen

Dr. Doug Brugge is a Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his BA (cum Laude) in Biology and Chemistry at the Washington University of St. Louis in 1982, his PhD in Cellular and Developmental Biology at Harvard University in 1987, and his MS in Industrial Hygiene at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1988. His research focuses include highway pollution and health, housing conditions and health, asthma, health communication, and research ethics. 

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“The global burden of exposure to particulate pollution represents one of the most important public health problems of our time. … Doug Brugge’s Particles in the Air … aims to correct this knowledge gap by laying out the many ways particulates affect health. … Brugge’s discussion of these issues makes the book a must-read for scientists, policy makers, and the general public. … This book is well written and in language that can be understood by both scientists and the lay public.” (Russ Lopez, New Solutions, January 02, 2019)

“This slim volume discusses the major pathways of exposure to particulate matter—including cooking using open fires, smoking, and secondhand smoke—and describes measures used to quantify environmental concentrations, the threat to humans, and health responses. … The text contains a few images as well as a brief bibliography for each chapter. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers.” (S. C. Pryor, Choice, VOl. 50 (8), April, 2019)



Inhaltsverzeichnis (5 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (5 Kapitel)
  • An Ancient Frenemy

    Seiten 1-12

    Brugge, Doug

  • Addicted to Poison

    Seiten 13-28

    Brugge, Doug

  • Secondhand Toxins

    Seiten 29-40

    Brugge, Doug

  • Everyone Is Exposed Every Day

    Seiten 41-56

    Brugge, Doug

  • The Tiniest Particles: An Invisible Hazard

    Seiten 57-74

    Brugge, Doug

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 24,60 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89587-1
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: EPUB, PDF
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Softcover 32,09 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Particles in the Air
Buchuntertitel
The Deadliest Pollutant is One You Breathe Every Day
Autoren
Copyright
2018
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89587-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89587-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89586-4
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XXV, 83
Anzahl der Bilder
4 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, 22 Abbildungen in Farbe
Themen