Environmental Health Perspectives - Volume 116, issue 8

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1552-9924
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0091-6765

Abstract

Towering smokestacks were a popular mid-twentieth-century “remedy” for industrial emissions. Pump the stuff high enough into the air, went the thinking, and the problem would go away. But evidence collected since then has strongly suggested that tall smokestacks are not sufficient to mitigate the

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 116, no. 8, 2008

Abstract

Background

The periods of fetal and child development arguably represent the stages of greatest vulnerability to the dual impacts of fossil fuel combustion: the multiple toxic effects of emitted pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, particles, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, metals) and th

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 116, no. 8, 2008