Historical Overview of the Development of Clean Air Regulations

Authored by: Karl B. Schnelle , Russell F. Dunn , Mary Ellen Ternes

Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781482245608
eBook ISBN: 9781482245622
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19286-2

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Abstract

Media reports about air pollution might lead us to think of air pollution as being something that developed in the second half of the twentieth century. But this is not so. The kind of air pollution to which human beings have been exposed has changed with time, as well as what we recognize as air pollution, but air pollution has been known in larger cities at least from the twentieth century, when people first started using coal for heating their homes. 1

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