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Effects of air pollution on human health

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Abstract

An appreciable amount of knowledge exists about the effects of community air pollution upon human health. This knowledge comes in part from direct studies of the air pollution health problem and in part from investigations done for other purposes. It is equally apparent that there are many aspects of the subject of the health effects of air pollution on which sound information is lacking. Many years undoubtedly will pass before we have the answers to all the questions involved. Man-made air pollution could be entirely eliminated, but the price that civilization would be required to pay for this would be exorbitant by any standards, whether monetary or otherwise. It is unreasonable to contemplate that we could put a stop to all combustion, the chief source of man-made air pollution. It is logical, however, to consider that the clarification of the air on a qualitatively and quantitatively selective basis is feasible, and in some cases, highly desirable. This can be done, for example, by selectively arresting the contaminants at their source. 404 references.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1961
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-86-011667
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: WHO Monogr. Ser.; (Switzerland); Journal Volume: 46
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MAN; DISEASES; ACUTE EXPOSURE; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; ALLERGY; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS; CARBON MONOXIDE; CARCINOGENS; DUSTS; FLUORIDES; HEALTH HAZARDS; INGESTION; INHALATION; INSECTICIDES; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; OZONE; PARTICULATES; RADIOACTIVE AEROSOLS; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; SOLAR RADIATION; SULFUR DIOXIDE; AEROSOLS; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; ANIMALS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMISTRY; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HAZARDS; INTAKE; MAMMALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PARTICLES; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PESTICIDES; POLLUTION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; PRIMATES; RADIATIONS; SOLS; STELLAR RADIATION; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; VERTEBRATES; 560306* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6390803
Research Organizations:
United States Operations Mission to Yugoslavia, Belgrade
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: WHOMA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 159-220
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Heimann, H. Effects of air pollution on human health. Switzerland: N. p., 1961. Web.
Heimann, H. Effects of air pollution on human health. Switzerland.
Heimann, H. 1961. "Effects of air pollution on human health." Switzerland.
@misc{etde_6390803,
title = {Effects of air pollution on human health}
author = {Heimann, H}
abstractNote = {An appreciable amount of knowledge exists about the effects of community air pollution upon human health. This knowledge comes in part from direct studies of the air pollution health problem and in part from investigations done for other purposes. It is equally apparent that there are many aspects of the subject of the health effects of air pollution on which sound information is lacking. Many years undoubtedly will pass before we have the answers to all the questions involved. Man-made air pollution could be entirely eliminated, but the price that civilization would be required to pay for this would be exorbitant by any standards, whether monetary or otherwise. It is unreasonable to contemplate that we could put a stop to all combustion, the chief source of man-made air pollution. It is logical, however, to consider that the clarification of the air on a qualitatively and quantitatively selective basis is feasible, and in some cases, highly desirable. This can be done, for example, by selectively arresting the contaminants at their source. 404 references.}
journal = {WHO Monogr. Ser.; (Switzerland)}
volume = {46}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1961}
month = {Jan}
}