Monitoring, Control and Effects of Air Pollution by Andrzej G. Chmielewski (Ed.)

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): VOCs are an important outdoor air pollutant. In this field they are often divided into the separate categories of methane (CH4) and nonmethane (NMVOCs). CH4 is an extremely efficient greenhouse gas which enhances global warming. Other hydrocarbon VOCs are also significant greenhouse gases via their role in creating ozone and in prolonging the life of CH4 in the atmosphere, although the effect varies depending on local air quality. Within the NMVOCs, the aromatic compounds such as benzene, toluene and xylene are suspected carcinogens and may lead to leukemia through prolonged exposure.

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Persistent free radicals connected to airborne fine particles could cause cardiopulmonary disease. Toxic metals, such as lead, cadmium and copper Odors such as from garbage, sewage, and industrial processes Radioactive pollutants produced by nuclear explosions, war explosives, and natural processes such as the radioactive decay of uranium. 2 Secondary pollutants • PM formed from gaseous primary pollutants and compounds in photochemical smog: Smog is a kind of air pollution and the word "smog" means a portmanteau of smoke and fog.

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