Protecting Clean Air: Preventing Pollution

Sarah J. Simon

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Having clean air to breathe is an often overlooked necessity, yet humans pollute the air through growing demand for energy and consumables. This book presents an overview of air quality, emission sources, criteria pollutants, greenhouse gases, control programs, and the impact of pollution on the atmosphere and global systems.

Expertise in many  elds is needed to protect air quality— politics, environmental engineering, law, planning, meteorology, health sciences, data management, and more. The book will guide readers through strategies and measures to prevent air pollution and better understand challenges that emission sources pose to society and ecosystems.

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Sarah J. Simon

Sarah J. Simon, PE, has provided environmental protection services for government, industry, and consultancies for more than 40 years. Graduating as a civil engineer, she worked in construction and then as an engineer for water and air programs of the US EPA Boston Of ce. She participated in the national, award-winning team that established state acid rain programs and went on to direct the monitoring, database, and modeling staff of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection air program.