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Document ID (ISN)65965
CIS number 96-294
ISBN(s) 0-442-00903-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Patrick D.R.
Title Toxic air pollution handbook
Bibliographic information Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA, 1994. xx, 588p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 75.00.
Abstract Contents of this manual: introduction to sources of air pollutants and legal requirements for their control; health assessment (evaluation of toxicological data, risk assessment and management of inhaled toxic air pollutants, cancer risk assessment); exposure assessment (source sampling and analysis, emissions estimation, air dispersion and deposition models, atmospheric transformation and removal of air toxics, human intake, population and activity analysis, ecological risk assessment); regulatory strategies (legal considerations, ambient concentration limits, technology standards, risk assessment and management, cost-benefit approaches); control methods; special sources of toxic air pollutants; risk communication.
Descriptors (primary) toxic substances; hazard evaluation; atmospheric pollution; pollution control; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; USA; manuals; list of chemical substances; permissible levels; supply of information; neighbourhood populations; legislation; sampling and analysis; mathematical models; cost-benefit analysis; health hazards
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Risk evaluation
Pollution control
Environmental pollution
Air pollution