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Air

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on air quality. Topics discussed include an overview of air pollution, common health effects of ambient air pollution, health effects of specific air pollutants, industrial air ... More


Outdoor Air Pollution

Andrea Hricko

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses outdoor air pollution in school environments. Outdoor (ambient) air pollution presents a number of issues in the school environment, including exposure of children to diesel ... More


Reactive species can pose special problems needing special solutions: some examples

Barry Halliwell and John M.C. Gutteridge

in Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198717478
eISBN:
9780191802133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717478.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter describes several situations in which free radicals/reactive species (RS) are especially problematic and require special protective mechanisms. The first is the gastrointestinal tract, ... More


A Better Way to Measure Climate Footprints

Deborah Gordon

in No Standard Oil: Managing Abundant Petroleum in a Warming World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190069476
eISBN:
9780190069506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069476.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 3 presents the Oil Climate Index plus Gas (OCI+), the first open-source tool that assesses and compares the different climate effects of the wide range of oils produced around the world, ... More


Coal: A Primer

Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke

in Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190233112
eISBN:
9780197559536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190233112.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

This book chronicles almost five decades of efforts by the United States government to reduce the air pollution associated with burning coal, along with the often misleading political rhetoric ... More


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