Particles in the Air

The Deadliest Pollutant is One You Breathe Every Day

Authors: Brugge, Doug

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • An Ancient Frenemy

    Brugge, Doug

    Pages 1-12

  • Addicted to Poison

    Brugge, Doug

    Pages 13-28

  • Secondhand Toxins

    Brugge, Doug

    Pages 29-40

  • Everyone Is Exposed Every Day

    Brugge, Doug

    Pages 41-56

  • The Tiniest Particles: An Invisible Hazard

    Brugge, Doug

    Pages 57-74

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89587-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89586-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particles in the Air
Book Subtitle
The Deadliest Pollutant is One You Breathe Every Day
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
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
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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