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The study of air pollution encompasses an examination of pollution emissions from industrial, agricultural, household, and other sources; the fate, transportation, and interaction of multiple pollutants in the atmosphere; atmospheric conditions and ambient air quality levels; the health and environmental effects of air pollution; the political and economic strategies and consequences associated with air pollution legislation; and community level movements and activist responses to air pollution largely in the context of environmental justice.

Types of Pollution

Air pollution can be categorized as gaseous or particulate matter, primary or secondary, and toxic or nontoxic. Air pollution and related formal and informal prevention measures are also generally divided between outdoor or indoor environments.

One of the most pervasive outdoor pollutants with serious health and environmental risks is particulate matter. Particulate ...

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