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Impact of Water Pollution on Human Health and Environmental Sustainability (Hardcover)

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Contributed by environmental and other specialists from the US, Europe, Africa, and Egypt, the 15 chapters in this volume discuss the impact of water pollution on human health and environmental sustainability. They address specific issues and possible solutions, describing the basic nature and properties of water and water sources; historical aspects of industrial and agricultural pollution and current sources and pathways; emerging contaminants like hormones, steroids, and perfluorochemicals; contaminants from medications and personal care products; the effects of gold mining in Africa on water; health problems associated with the overgrowth of cyanobacteria; the relationship between building inappropriate structures in floodplains, the pollution caused by tides washing over them, and the resultant infiltration of drinking water; and how the health care industry participates in water contamination. Solutions discussed include interpretation in informal educational venues, cognitive and social development theories and applications to water conservation campaigns, healthcare professionals as role models, alternative water treatment systems, water treatment systems and on-site sanitation systems in developing countries; and removing or controlling the water hyacinth in tropical communities. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 422
Genre: Technology, Science
Sub-Genre: Environmental Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Igi Global
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 50598113
UPC: 9781466695597
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-6057

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