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Air pollution in the United Kingdom 

Air pollution in the United Kingdom
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Air pollution in the United Kingdom
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Robert L. Maynard

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0066
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date: 16 September 2019

Chapter 9 outlines the history of air pollution, and discuss the evolution of concerns about air pollution, and discusses the effects of common air pollutants, including ozone, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter, the consequences of organic chemicals, particularly carcinogenic outdoor air pollutants, the problem of indoor air pollution and its relationship with external air quality, the setting of air-quality standards, the role of international organizations such as the European Union and the WHO in air pollution control, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations.

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