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Chemical Pollution

A Global Overview

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: August 1995
  • Page count: 106
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 95.III.D.67

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In recent years there has been increasing concern around the world over chemicals in the environment. This publication covers: pollution due to industrial chemicals, air pollution, acidification, pollution due to agricultural activities, eutrophication, oil pollution and solid waste disposal. For each of these topics a description is given of the process or phenomenon, followed by a discussion of its impact on humans and the environment and a set of control measures. Recommendations are made with regard to each category. This is a joint publication of the International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals and the GEMS Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre.