Title

Airborne Toxic Pollutants

Author

MARINA ISLAS ESPINOZA

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

Most of the deaths linked to environmental exposure are attributed to air pollution (World Health Organization [WHO]/IER 2009). Atmospheric emissions are theoretically able to disperse maximally when in gaseous state. This is a property that has been put to use in chemical warfare using sarin (Murakami 2003) or pentafluorophenylarsenic oxide among many other toxic war gases (Rettenmeier 2004). However, the atmosphere is not a perfect gas, and precipitation, wind, and topography lead to a heterogeneous distribution of both pollutants in the air and deposition.

Publisher

CRC Press Taylor

&

Francis

Publish date

2014

Publication type

Book part

Source

978-1-4665-1808-7

Language

English

Audience

Students

Researchers

Source repository

REPOSITORIO INSTITUCIONAL DE LA UAEM

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