Air pollution has been growing since the Industrial Revolution. Rapid industrialisation, burgeoning cities and greater dependence on fossil fuels have brought in their wake increased production of harmful pollutants, making life more and more unpleasant and unhealthy. Among the most common and virulent of air pollutants are sulphur dioxide, suspended particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and lead. In addition, there is evidence of a growing threat to human health from even indoor pollutants such as radons, formaldehyde, mercury and organic substances. To this end, this book is timely and appropriate as it focuses attention on most of the factors that are causing havoc in the present day to the sustainability of Earth. Various methods and techniques of air pollution and its control are also discussed
This book will be useful for students of Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Environmental Engineering and also researchers and teachers.