Air Pollution Episodes
Episodes of air pollution throughout the 20th and 21st centuries have had a huge influence socially, economically and politically. From the Great Smog of London to the Kuwait Oil Fires, and from the ashes of Mount St Helens to air pollution in Beijing, this book chronicles their enduring legacies in medicine, science and public policy. Using technical information and insight from witnesses directly involved in the incidents, ten key episodes are brought together to allow comparison and analysis.
Written for students, academics and professionals of atmospheric physics and chemistry, environmental science, public policy and other clinical disciplines, Air Pollution Episodes provides the unique opportunity to understand and learn from the most famous and sometimes devastating incidences of air pollution globally.
- Introduction (Peter Brimblecombe)
- Early Episodes (Peter Brimblecombe)
- Meuse Valley (1930): Just Fog or Industrial Pollution? (Alexis Zimmer and Benoit Nemery)
- Donora (1948): Controversial Contaminants (Peter Brimblecombe)
- London 1952: An Enduring Legacy (Peter Brimblecombe)
- Mount St Helens Eruption (1980): A Severe Air Pollution Episode from Volcanic Ash (Peter Baxter, Robert Bernstein and A Sonia Buist)
- Bhopal (1984): Cancer Risk Among Survivors and Opportunities for Translational Environmental Health Research (Pradyumna Kumar Mishra, Neha Bunkar, Arpit Bhargava, Subodh Kumar Jain, Naveen Kumar Khare and Neelam Pathak)
- Lake Nyos (1986): The Geology of Killer Lakes (Lakshmi Kantha)
- Kuwait Oil Fires (1991): A Deliberate Environmental Disaster During Wartime (Michelle L Bell)
- Kuwait Oil Fires (1991): Searching for Long-range Deposits on Heritage (Alessandra Bonazza)
- Southeast Asian Forest Fires (1997/1998): El Niño as a Driver of Regional Impacts (Mohd Talib Latif, Murnira Othman, Ahmad Makmom Abdullah, Md Firoz Khan, Fatimah Ahamad and Liew Juneng)
- World Trade Center (2001): Health Effects of the Dust (Morton Lippmann)
- North Atlantic Volcanic Ash (2010): Contemporary Social Vulnerability to a Natural Event (Baerbel Langmann)
- East Asia (2010): Continent Wide Dust (I-Chien Lai, Peter Brimblecombe and Chon-Lin Lee)
- Beijing (2013): A Driver of Change (Zhi Ning, Junke Zhang and Jian Gao)
Readership: Students, academics and professionals of atmospheric physics and chemistry, environmental science, public policy and other clinical disciplines.
Keywords:Air Pollution;Atmospheric Chemistry;Environmental Management;Meuse Valley;Kuwait Fires;Mount St Helens;Dust Storms;Volcanic AshReview:0