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E-Waste Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

E-Waste Management

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-06-14
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used electronic products and recyclable materials are increasingly crisscrossing the globe. This is creating both - opportunities and challenges for e-waste management. This focuses on the current and future trends, technologies and regulations for reusable and recyclable e-waste worldwide. It compares international e-waste management perspectives and regulations under a view that includes the environment...

Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts

Personal computers have made life convenient in many ways, but what about their impacts on the environment due to production, use and disposal? Manufacturing computers requires prodigious quantities of fossil fuels, toxic chemicals and water. Rapid improvements in performance mean we often buy a new machine every 1-3 years, which adds up to mountains of waste computers. How should societies respond to manage these environmental impacts? This volume addresses the environmental impacts and management of computers through a set of analyses on issues ranging from environmental assessment, technologies for recycling, consumer behaviour, strategies of computer manufacturing firms, and government policies. One conclusion is that extending the lifespan of computers (e.g. through reselling) is an environmentally and economically effective strategy that deserves more attention from governments, firms and the general public.

The Pulmonary Epithelium in Health and Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 460

The Pulmonary Epithelium in Health and Disease

"This is essential reading for everyone who would like to update their knowledge of the pulmonary epithelium. It offers a comparison between laboratory animal models and human lungs, highlighting the differences and the similarities between the two, which will be particularly useful to researchers." –Doody's, April 2009 The past two decades have seen extraordinary advances in our understanding of the role of the pulmonary epithelium in airway health and disease. Our understanding of epithelial biology has expanded exponentially in the past decade. This book provides a unique comprehensive description of the structure of the epithelium, its damage by various agents and the mechanism of epit...

Allergy and Allergic Diseases
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 599

Allergy and Allergic Diseases

Allergy and Allergic Diseases has been organized to provide an up-to-date, clinically relevant compilation of one of the most exciting areas of investigation in medicine today-allergic disease, especially as it pertains to the skin, airways, and bowel. With the dramatic rise in the incidence of various allergic disorders worldwide, and the coming of age of the discipline of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, the interface between basic and clinical science in this arena demands highlighting in this comprehensive new syn thesis.1t is with the hope of filling this evident need that Allergy and Allergic Diseases: The New Mechanisms and Therapeutics has been put together. The book's content is div...

Annual Report
  • Language: en

Annual Report

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Conference Record
  • Language: en

Conference Record

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Environmental Scenario in India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Environmental Scenario in India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-06-17
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  • Publisher: Routledge

India has moved along an impressive growth path over the last decade, marked with falling share of agriculture, stagnating manufacturing, expanding services segment, growing trade orientation, enhanced FDI inflows etc. The consequent growth implications are obvious as far as the numbers like GDP growth rate and Per Capita GDP trend are concerned, but how sustainable the associated development is with respect to resource management and environmental governance? This book captures the economy-wide impacts of various activities on environment in India. The environmental impacts on water, air, soil quality and human health are captured through case studies from different parts of India. Analyzin...

The Role of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Asthma Induction and Exacerbation in Children and Adults
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 449

The Role of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Asthma Induction and Exacerbation in Children and Adults

Provides a comprehensive review of epidemiological and experimental (chamber) studies relating tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure to the induction and exacerbation of asthma in children and adults. This book gives attention to separating out the roles of maternal smoking in pregnancy and post-natal ETS exposure on the induction of asthma.