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Air pollution

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The emission of gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), hydrocarbons (HCs) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) into the air can cause undesirable health effects. These gases interact to ... More


Risk, Precaution, and Governance An Evolution of Ideas

Susan Owens and Tim Rayner

in Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970–2011

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198294658
eISBN:
9780191802171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294658.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 4 begins with an overview of risk discourses since the late 1960s, particularly in the context of the ‘manufactured’ risks associated with techno-scientific innovation. Changing perspectives ... More


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