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Air Pollution

New Developments

Edited by Anca Moldoveanu

University of Bucharest, Romania

Today, an important issue is environmental pollution, especially air pollution. Due to pollutants present in air, human health as well as animal health and vegetation may suffer. The book can be divided in two parts. The first half presents how the environmental modifications induced by air pollution can have an impact on human health by inducing modifications in different organs and systems and leading to human pathology. This part also presents how environmental modifications induced by air pollution can influence human health during pregnancy. The second half of the book presents the influence of environmental pollution on animal health and vegetation and how this impact can be assessed (the use of the micronucleus tests on TRADESCANTIA to evaluate the genotoxic effects of air pollution, the use of transplanted lichen PSEUDEVERNIA FURFURACEA for biomonitoring the presence of heavy metals, the monitoring of epiphytic lichen biodiversity to detect environmental quality and air pollution, etc). The book is recommended to professionals interested in health and environmental issues.

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Air PollutionNew DevelopmentsEdited by Anca Moldoveanu

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/999

ISBN: 978-953-307-527-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5167-8

Copyright year: 2011

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38965 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy and Reproductive Outcomes

By Ferran Ballester and Carmen Iñiguez


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2. Air Pollution and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome

By Jong-Han Leem and Eun-Hee Ha


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3. Maternal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution and Engineered Nanoparticles: Reproductive and Developmental Effects

By Petra Jackson, Ulla Vogel, Håkan Wallin and Karin Sørig Hougaard


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4. Molecular Markers Associated with the Biological Response to Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Urban Air in Humans

By Francisco Arenas-Huertero, Elisa Apátiga-Vega, Gabriela Miguel-Pérez, David Villeda-Cuevas and Jimena Trillo-Tinoco


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5. Air Pollution and Primordial Prevention of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

By Parinaz Poursafa and Roya Kelishadi


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6. Respiratory Health Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Parameters in the Population of Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Romania

By Cristina Petrescu, Oana Suciu, Romanita Ionovici, Olf Herbarth, Ulrich Franck and Uwe Schlink


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7. Observation and Research on the Typical Atmosphere of Beijing Olympic Games by Optical Remote Sensing

By Wenqing Liu, Wei Huang, Pinhua Xie and Jianguo Liu


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8. Air Pollution and Domestic Animals

By René van den Hoven


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9. Comparative Analysis of Bioindicator and Genotoxicity Indicator Capacity of Lichens Exposed to Air Pollution

By Sümer Aras, Demet Cansaran-Duman, Çiğdem Vardar and Esin Başaran


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10. Monitoring Epiphytic Lichen Biodiversity to Detect Environmental Quality and Air Pollution: the Case Study of Roccamonfina Park (Campania Region - Italy)

By Aprile G. G., Catalano I., Migliozzi A. and Mingo A.


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11. Use of the Micronucleus Test on Tradescantia (Trad-MCN) to Evaluate the Genotoxic Effects of Air Pollution

By José Roberto Cardoso Meireles and Eneida de Moraes Marcílio Cerqueira


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12. Silver Fir Decline in Mixed Old-Growth Forests in Slovenia: an Interaction of Air Pollution, Changing Forest Matrix and Climate

By Jurij Diaci


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13. Removal Mechanisms in a Tropical Boundary Layer: Quantification of Air Pollutant Removal Rates Around a Heavily Afforested Power Plant

By J. R. Picardo and S. Ghosh


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14. Interaction of Urban Vegetation Cover to Sequester Air Pollutants from Ambient Air Environment

By Sharda Dhadse, D. G. Gajghate, P.R. Chaudhari, D. R. Satapathy and S. R. Wate


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15. Method OF INAA for Critical Evaluation Pollution of Ecosystem

By Blanka Maňkovská and Július Oszlányi


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