Tropospheric Ozone: Human Health and Agricultural Impacts

Tropospheric Ozone: Human Health and Agricultural Impacts

by David McKee, McKee McKee
     
 

Tropospheric ozone has long been recognized as a major environmental concern. Levels of ozone concentration have grown dramatically and the effects of ozone exposure have been examined in virtually thousands of studies worldwide. This timely new reference presents the state of the art in ozone regulation, human health effects, agricultural implications, and the

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Overview

Tropospheric ozone has long been recognized as a major environmental concern. Levels of ozone concentration have grown dramatically and the effects of ozone exposure have been examined in virtually thousands of studies worldwide. This timely new reference presents the state of the art in ozone regulation, human health effects, agricultural implications, and the economics of ozone reduction.
Tropospheric Ozone guides you through the history of air pollution legislation and cites government initiatives to reduce ozone emissions. Ozone concentration data is supplied for a variety of geographic regions in examining the causes of ozone concentration and its potential effects on human populations, crops, and forests. Important issues such as crop yield, plant growth, and crop losses due to exposure are addressed, which will help develop an understanding of the economic implications of agricultural damage. New information is presented regarding risk assessment and human monitoring studies. EPA guidelines are reviewed, and potential health problems associated with ozone exposure are discussed in a practical, informative format.
This valuable reference will benefit air pollution engineers, environmental consultants, government agency employees, regulators, industry professionals, health professionals, crop and soil scientists, environmental health and safety professionals, risk assessment professionals, and students in the environmental sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873714754
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Legislative Requirements and Ozone NAAQS Review9
2Concentrations of Ozone in the Lower Troposphere (Ambient Air)19
3Acute and Chronic Health Effects of Ozone39
4Human Exposure to Ambient Ozone85
5Health Risk Assessment of Ozone129
6Effects of Ozone on Crops175
7The Clean Air Act Amendments - The USEPA's Role in Abating Ozone Air Pollution209
8The Effects of Photochemical Air Pollution on People225
9A Local Program's Initiatives to Reduce Ozone Levels239
10Costs of Attaining Ozone Ambient Air Quality Standards261
11The Federal Enforcement Role in Controlling Ozone279
12Ozone Health Effects - A Public Health Perspective289
13Ozone Policy from a Petroleum Industry Perspective: Lessons Learned, Future Directions301
Index323

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