Insights and issues into the impacts of urban pollution

Colin A. Booth, Susanne M. Charlesworth

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Air pollution is a major risk for many people, as it can cause cardiovascular diseases, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections. There has been a plethora of pollution disasters around the world that have diseased populations, infected landscapes, and contaminated resources above and below ground. As a means of introducing the severity of urban pollution around the world, detailed in the following is an array of examples where air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution has been devastating and long- lasting for those affected. This chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. It offers some initial insights into the impacts and issues associated with urban pollution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Pollution
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Management
EditorsSusanne M Charlesworth, Colin A Booth
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781119260493
ISBN (Print)9781119260486
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2018


  • Air pollution
  • Contaminated resources
  • Soil pollution
  • Urban pollution
  • Water pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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