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Cover for Ozone II. Biophysical observations.

Exposure to the ubiquitous pollutant gas, ozone, is linked to a range of respiratory problems. Inhaled ozone that reaches the alveoli will first encounter the fluid lining these, known as lung surfactant. Lung surfactant is a complex mixture of lipids and proteins and is essential as it lowers the...

Author(s)
Thompson, K. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for Anthropogenic sources of air pollution.

While 'Air Pollution' is an alarming term for environmentalists, policy makers, governments and common people, its 'anthropogenic sources' make it a formidable hazard to deal with. The universal dependence of humanity on fossil fuels, which has changed the way human beings live and breathe on this...

Author(s)
Mallik, C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
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Cover for Biogenic sources of air pollution.

Volatile organic compounds emitted from a variety of biogenic sources such as plants, soil and microorganisms play an important role in atmospheric chemistry. With the rapidly changing scenarios of land use, land cover, temperature regimes and pollution, significant outcomes can be expected from an ...

Author(s)
Harpreet Kaur; Ruchi Kumari
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
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Cover for Methods for the measurement of air pollutants.

Currently, air pollution is one of the most imperative problems and has a major role in global climate change and premature deaths throughout the world. Various types of air pollutants (e.g. particulate matter, NOx, SOx, CO and O3) are present in the atmosphere and have significant effects on human ...

Author(s)
Tiwari, S.; Neha Mishra
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of air pollution on the environment and economy.

It is the predicament of mankind that man can perceive the problematique, yet, despite his considerable knowledge and skills, he does not understand the origins, significance, and interrelationships of its many components and thus is unable to devise effective responses. This failure occurs in...

Author(s)
Saurabh Sonwani; Vandana Maurya
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ozone I. Human disorders: an overview.

Ground-level ozone is one of the most widespread pollutants in the world. Millions of people are exposed to unhealthy levels of ozone air pollution on a daily basis. Often called 'smog', ozone is harmful to breathe and is associated with the development and exacerbation of pulmonary and...

Author(s)
Silveyra, P.; Fuentes, N.; Rivera, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minimizing environmental damage while generating electricity cost-effectively.

This chapter explores the best approach to minimizing environmental damage while generating electricity cost-effectively. Also, the paper presents how the choice of electrical power-generating technology does not influence ozone depletion.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Atmospheric contaminants: sources, chemical characterization and hazards.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, around 7 million people died in the year 2012 due to exposure to air pollution. This estimate suggests that one in eight of total global deaths are caused by exposure to air pollution. Thus, air pollution, along with its direct and indirect...

Author(s)
Vineet Goswami; Naveen Chandra
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards an understanding of the implications of changing stratospheric ozone, climate and UV radiation.

This chapter discusses the following topics: changing profiles of ultraviolet radiation; complexities of ozone dynamics, UV radiation and climate change; and whether UV radiation is an environmental stress or regulatory factor. It establishes that although stratospheric ozone levels are projected...

Author(s)
Bornman, J. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648590)
Type
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Cover for Roles of secondary metabolites in protection and distribution of terrestrial plants under climatic stresses.

Climatic stress includes several physical-chemical factors which permanently exert pressure on the plant world. These factors include air temperature, light, drought, CO2 and ozone concentrations, and show either (i) rapid or regular fluctuations or (ii) long and cumulative change trends. These...

Author(s)
Hammami-Semmar, A.; Semmar, N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
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