Recent critiques of air quality management approaches currently employed in developed and many developing countries have suggested that efficiencies could be achieved if air quality management practices shifted from pollutant-by-pollutant approaches to a comprehensive multipollutant approach in which emission reduction decisions are based on relative risk and evaluated on their effectiveness in meeting environmental and health goals. This book assesses our technical readiness to undertake such an approach, and it outlines the technical developments that will be needed to achieve a risk-based approach air quality management that includes means for measuring the effectiveness of management decisions.2007) combined with evidence for decreased atmospheric mercury deposition since the 1970s and 1980s obtained from lake ... High concentrations of heavy metals such as zinc, copper, manganese, nickel, cobalt, cadmium, lead, and mercury in soils ... 1997), leading to problems such as reduced plant growth or mortality.
|Title||:||Technical Challenges of Multipollutant Air Quality Management|
|Author||:||George M. Hidy, Jeffrey R. Brook, Kenneth L. Demerjian, Luisa T. Molina, William T. Pennell, Richard D. Scheffe|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-07-30|