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Hazardous Environmental Micro-pollutants, Health Impacts and Allied Treatment Technologies

  • Analyzes key hazardous micropollutants in different environments and their impacts on human health

  • Discusses allied treatment technologies to cope with the impacts of environmental micropollutants

  • Covers policy actions to address micropollutant threats to the economy and human health

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Environmental Micropollutants and Their Impact on Human Health with Special Focus on Agriculture

    • Bushra Gul, Muhammad Kamran Naseem, Waqar-un-Nisa Malik, Ali Raza Gurmani, Ayaz Mehmood, Mazhar Rafique
    Pages 1-19
  3. Marble Dust as an Environmental and Occupational Hazard

    • Salma Khalid, Mohsina Haq, Zia-Ul-Ain Sabiha
    Pages 37-51
  4. Environmental Degradation and Micro-pollutants in Light of Environmental Laws

    • Furqan Mahmud Butt, Umair Bin Nisar, Toqeer Ahmed
    Pages 53-73
  5. Environmental and Health Effects of Heavy Metals and Their Treatment Methods

    • Hajira Haroon, Muhammad Rizwan, Naveed Ahmed
    Pages 143-175
  6. Organophosphates’ Pollution Status and Their Remediation Through Microbial Interaction in the Twenty-First Century

    • Saliha Ahmad, Shazmin, Mazhar Rafique, Fawad Ali, Muhammad Farooq Hussain Munis, Syed Waqas Hassan et al.
    Pages 177-203
  7. Toxic Organic Micropollutants and Associated Health Impacts

    • Muhammad Ijaz, Toqeer Ahmed, Alishbah Iftikhar Ahmad
    Pages 205-217
  8. Impact of Aerial Fungal Spores on Human Health

    • Sadia Alam, Maryam Nisar, Syeda Asma Bano, Toqeer Ahmad
    Pages 219-240
  9. Mycotoxins in Environment and Its Health Implications

    • Sadia Alam, Sobia Nisa, Sajeela Daud
    Pages 289-318
  10. Antibiotics: Multipronged Threat to Our Environment

    • Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder, Saniya Amjad, Muhammad Shafiq, Sadia Mehmood, Sajid Mehmood, Asim Mushtaq et al.
    Pages 319-336
  11. Remediation of Plastic Waste Through Cohesive Approaches

    • Bibi Saima Zeb, Qaisar Mahmood, Haleema Zeb Abbasi, Tahseen Zeb
    Pages 337-363
  12. Treatment Technologies for the Environmental Micro-pollutant

    • Ayesha Ayub, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad
    Pages 365-385
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 387-401

About this book

This volume discusses hazardous environmental micropollutants, their impacts on human health, and possible means to mitigate their associated risks. The book features chapters that cover a variety of topics related to environmental micropollutants, which include dusts, infectious particles, heavy metals, organophosphates, atmospheric toxic organic micropollutants, fungal spores, pollutants from E-waste, antibiotic waste, and more. In addition impacts on human health and the environment, economic issues are addressed, with potential policy solutions offered. This work is timely, as hazardous micropollutants in soil, water and air are becoming more common, and this environmental contamination is leading to increasing instances of suboptimal human health outcomes. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in environmental pollution and remediation technology, microbiologists, and environmental regulators.



  • Environmental micropollutants
  • Heavy metal pollution
  • Infectious disease
  • Toxic organic micropollutants
  • Allied treatment technologies
  • Personal care products

Editors and Affiliations

  • CCRD, COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Toqeer Ahmed

  • Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi

About the editors

Dr. Toqeer Ahmed is currently working as a Tenured Associate Professor at Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad, Pakistan. Since his education, he has worked at responsible positions in different Government departments and R & D organizations and received trainings from advanced countries like  Germany, UK, China, Kazakhstan etc. He has more than 20 Years professional experience and more than 10 years post Ph.D. working experience. He has completed several national as well as international projects in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, UK, D 8 Secretariat Istanbul, Imo State University, Nigeria, NRC, Egypt and International NGOs like UNDP, IISD, SDC etc. He has more than 45 research publications in peer reviewed research journals and 6 book chapters in the field of environmental micropollutants, food and water quality assessment, wastewater treatment, climate impacts on health and nano-biotechnology. Dr. Ahmed has lectured and presented research papers in both national and international conferences. He is currently working in the field of Environmental Microbiology, Climate Change, Water Management and Environmental Nanotechnology. He is on the Editorial Boards of few International impact factor Journals and active member of scientific societies.


Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Chemistry at COMSATS University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan. Dr. Hashmi works on multiple water, soil, air and health related issues, and has expertise in developing environmentally sustainable and feasible technologies.

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Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-96523-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)