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Introduction to Air Pollution Science
A Public Health Perspective

Author(s): Robert F. Phalen, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Human Ecology, California State University - San Bernardino
Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9780763780449
  • Paperback    333 pages      © 2013
Price: $128.95 US List
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Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint Lecture Slides

This unique textbook examines the basic health and environmental issues associated with air pollution including the relevant toxicology and epidemiology.  It provides a foundation for the sampling and analysis of air pollutants as well as an understanding of international air quality regulations. 

Written for upper-level undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in air pollution, the book is also a valuable desk reference for practicing professionals who need to have a broad understanding of the topic.

Key Features:

  • Provides the most up-to-date coverage of the basic health and environmental issues associated with air pollution.
  • Offers a broader examination of air pollution topics, beyond just the meteorological and engineering aspects of air pollution. 
  • Includes the following Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a TestBank.

"The Phalens have put together a timely book on a critically important topic that affects all of us -- air pollution – and they do so in a new and highly relevant way: they consider the broad societal health impacts from a fundamental science viewpoint. The epidemiology, toxicology, and risks of air pollutants are included, and ethical issues of concern are highlighted. This book is a must-read for students who wish to become professionals in the air quality field and for students of environmental science whose work includes air pollution issues. The book is a significant contribution to the discipline."

-- Cliff I. Davidson, Director, Center for Sustainable Engineering; Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

"Truly, human well-being and public health in the 21st century may hinge on our ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and confirm responsible management of air pollution. This timely, informative, and insightful text provides a solid introduction for students and a technically sound handbook for professionals seeking literacy and critical thinking, real-life examples, understanding (not just rote applications), opportunities for continuous improvement, and modern tools for assessing and managing current and evolving air pollution challenges."

-- Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH
Aerosol and health science researcher, author, and editor
 

Preface  
Foreword  
Chapter  1  Introduction to Air Pollution Science
Chapter  2  Sources & Emissions Of Air Pollutants
Chapter  3  Important Properties Of Air Pollutants
Chapter  4  Sampling and Analysis For Health Assessments
Chapter  5  Visibility, Climate And The Ozone Layer
Chapter  6  Regulation & Abatement Of Air Pollutants
Chapter  7  Human Exposures To Air Pollutants
Chapter  8  Effects On Human Health
Chapter  9  Toxicology Studies
Chapter  10  Epidemiology and Air Pollution
Chapter  11  Risk Assessment
Chapter  12  Ethical Considerations: How They Apply to Air Pollution

Robert F. Phalen, PhD-Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH-Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Human Ecology, California State University - San Bernardino

  • "The Phalens have put together a timely book on a critically important topic that affects all of us -- air pollution – and they do so in a new and highly relevant way: they consider the broad societal health impacts from a fundamental science viewpoint. The epidemiology, toxicology, and risks of air pollutants are included, and ethical issues of concern are highlighted. This book is a must-read for students who wish to become professionals in the air quality field and for students of environmental science whose work includes air pollution issues. The book is a significant contribution to the discipline."

    Cliff I. Davidson
    Director, Center for Sustainable Engineering; Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

  • "Truly, human well-being and public health in the 21st century may hinge on our ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and confirm responsible management of air pollution. This timely, informative, and insightful text provides a solid introduction for students and a technically sound handbook for professionals seeking literacy and critical thinking, real-life examples, understanding (not just rote applications), opportunities for continuous improvement, and modern tools for assessing and managing current and evolving air pollution challenges."

    Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH
    Aerosol and health science researcher, author, and editor
     

  • “Among the large number of texts on air pollution, few address the fundamental scientific questions and practical issues in a truly integrated way. The father-son team of the Professors Phalen and Phalen achieve this in their thoughtful new book. It illuminates the various multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of the topic in a way that is both refreshing and appealing to the reader, and will be widely recommended for undergraduate and graduate students alike.”

    ~ James H. Vincent, PhD, DSc, FRSC
    Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
     

  • "No one is better qualified than the Phalen team to provide this much-needed introductory textbook on air pollution science from a public health perspective. This important contribution will undoubtedly elevate the level of teaching and education to a new standard." 

    ~ Michael S. Perkins, MD, MPH
    Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
     

  • “There was an urgent need for a textbook on air pollution for undergraduate university level. Thankfully, due to Robert F. Phalen and Robert N. Phalen, two world experts in the field of air pollution research, such a book is now available. Introduction to Air Pollution Science: A Public Health Perspective conveys the most comprehensive, recent and sound knowledge to undergraduate students. This is a very motivating piece of work for any undergraduate student who has an interest in air pollution research. Congratulations to the authors for this milestone.”

    ~ Peter Gehr, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland
     

  • "Describing the environmental issues associated with air pollution and its impact on public health, this very serious book embraces both the public health concern question and the basic science perspective. … This book arrives in an era that is somewhat unrivaled in terms of interest in air pollution topics. Global assessments of all disease and public health challenges have recently listed air pollution, primarily particulate issues, as a top-10 status. So the authors' economical use of words in producing a comprehensive book that is short of an encyclopedia but much more than a single issue treatise has a lot to offer. I will continue to recommend it to colleagues who teach in these subject areas."
     

    -- J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS, PhD, Navy Environmental Health Center (For Doody's Book Review Service, Jan. 2014, Doody's Score: 96 - 4 Stars!)

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763780449

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank