The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment. Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections: - Environmental thought: past and present - Valuing the environment - Knowledges and knowing - Political economy of environmental change - Environmental technologies - Redesigning natures - Institutions and policies for influencing the environment Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus. Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.

Air Pollution: History of Actions and Effectiveness of Change

Air Pollution: History of Actions and Effectiveness of Change

Air pollution: History of actions and effectiveness of change


People are increasingly concerned about the impact that air pollution has on health, and on the urban and rural environment. The health impacts of air pollution are very serious and, currently, in the urban areas of developing countries, second only to the impacts of water and sanitation. As shown in Table 26.1, air pollution imposes a heavy burden on the health of urban populations throughout the developing world. Every year, there are an estimated 0.5–1 million premature deaths by air pollution worldwide. An assessment of health damages from exposure to the high levels of particulates in 126 cities worldwide where the annual mean levels exceed 50 μg m−3 ...

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