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Secondary Criteria Air Pollutants: Environmental Health Effects

  • Pallavi Saxena
  • Saurabh Sonwani
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Abstract

Air quality has become a serious concern in mostly urban areas and covering different parts of the world. Over the last few years, there have been tremendous studies reported so far related to harmful health effects due to bad air quality in urban areas across the globe. Among all air pollutants, criteria air pollutants are specifically highlighted for critically analysing about the environmental impacts in relation to plants species, materials, health, biosphere, etc. These air pollutants are in focus due to their toxicity, reactivities and the severity of their impacts. Among them very less information has been reported on secondary criteria air pollutant. Hence, the present chapter focuses on the nature and behaviour of secondary criteria air pollutants with respect to their impacts on environment. It will also highlight the mechanisms involved in examining their impacts, toxicity and overall assimilation plus fate of their chemical reactivities.

Keywords

Secondary criteria air pollutants Health Toxicity Air quality and Biosphere 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pallavi Saxena
    • 1
  • Saurabh Sonwani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesHindu College, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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