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Environmental policy and public health : air pollution, global climate change, and wilderness

Author: William N Rom
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This important resource provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, both historic and topical, and explains how science plays a role in various forms of policy response. It scrutinizes the sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity, the consequences of pollution on the environment and health and explains the legal basis for environmental action. The book explains science-based  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rom, William N.
Environmental policy and public health.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2012
(DLC) 2011025363
(OCoLC)714727932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William N Rom
ISBN: 9781118095645 1118095642 9781118095669 1118095669 128327373X 9781283273732
OCLC Number: 761284089
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 420 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act --
Particulate matter --
Ozone --
Sulfur dioxide and acid rain --
Environmental tobacco smoke --
Children's environmental health: mercury and lead --
Role of community advocacy groups in environmental protection: example of September 11, 2001 --
Medical response to an environmental disaster: lessons from the World Trade Center Attacks --
Chlorofluorocarbons and the development of the ozone hole --
Global warming science and consequences --
National green energy plan --
Climate change policy options --
Environmental policy and the land: wilderness preservation --
Environmental policy and advocacy groups: the Wilderness Society: a case study --
Alaska: America's wilderness frontier: a case study --
Clean Water Act and water ecosystems --
Toxic chemicals in the environment: government regulations and public health.
Responsibility: William N. Rom ; foreword by Frances Beinecke.

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